Jon Moscow

Eva Lopez on Act4Change: Applying Theatre of the Oppressed to building social justice in The Bronx

We talk with Eva Lopez about Act4Change, a Theatre of the Oppressed project in the Bronx. Eva Lopez uses theater techniques to invite children and youth to envision liberation and to empower them to resist oppression. Audiences become spect-actors to examine root causes of bullying, domestic violence and other personal/societal crises.

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Eva Lopez on Act4Change: Applying Theatre of the Oppressed to building social justice in The Bronx

 
 
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Eva Lopez on Act4Change: Applying Theatre of the Oppressed to building social justice in The Bronx (Transcription of the episode)

Jon M: 00:14 Hi, I’m Jon Moscow. Amy H-L: 00:16 And I’m Amy Halpern-Laff. Welcome to the Ethical Schools podcast where we speak with educational innovators about creating ethical educational environments and instilling lifelong ethical habits. We often underestimate the power of the arts to support SEL and to create ethical communities. Jon M: 00:34…

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NY Opens the Door to SEL

In August, the New York State Education Department published Social Emotional Learning: Essential for Learning, Essential for Life, a detailed document calling for all NYS schools to incorporate social emotional learning into their daily instructional practice with fidelity and district-wide support.  The linked Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks, however, are voluntary, and the authors point to…

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