Finding Courage to Recognize Racism
Finding Courage to Recognize Racism: How to equitably acknowledge race and celebrate differences in the Waldorf classroom
This is a 2 part workshop. Participants may attend both or either Workshop A and Workshop B.
Lets come together and learn how to lovingly liberate ourselves! In the first session we will use Theater of the Oppressed games to delve into an exploration of our own and our culture's paradigms around race and racism. The second session will include practical applications and small group discussions concerning the use of the Waldorf curriculum through an anti-bias lense. Let's critically examine our practices as teachers and support each other in creating classrooms that adequately support and represent all children.
Theater of the Oppressed is a playful way to explore the ways that we are all "actors" - choosing to take action (or not) in our daily lives in response to our experiences and surroundings. Through games and other somatic techniques, participants discover layers of assumptions and biases that inform personal actions and in-actions, with an overarching goal of "rehearsing" techniques that will effectively contribute to social change. Theater of the Oppressed is designed to allow for powerful and private transformation while in a supportive community setting.