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Teacher Workshop: Providing Voice to Students Who are Often Unheard

  • Sacred Heart School 1625 Park Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20010 United States (map)

Event Details

¡Óyeme! (which means "hear me" in Spanish) strives to provide a creative arts outlet for young people, utilizing best practice culturally-based, trauma-informed theatre and arts activities to create a sense of community among the participants, and provide a safe space for immigrant youth to share their stories. Learn the techniques for using theatre as a tool for creating a safe space in your classroom and as a vehicle to share stories, as well as ways it can promote language development.

This workshop will be led by Director Elena Velasco and Imagination Stage Director of Education Joanne Seelig Lamparter. It will explore themes of the play ¡Óyeme!, based on the stories of refugee youth, and provide hands-on activities that teachers and community leaders can bring back to their students.

Most relevant to those teaching middle or high school but anyone is welcome.

FREE, but RSVP required: jseelig@imaginationstage.org