Educating the 'Coed' for Activism: Using Theater for Social Change to De-mystify Power Structures with First Year Female Undergraduates
This paper will introduce participants to Theater for Social Change activities and their use in demystifying power structures and promoting skills for affecting change on campus.
||Activism, Higher Education, Arts
International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp.145-150.
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A PhD Candidate at New York University, Dani Snyder teaches acting, playmaking, and Theater For Social Change to young urban women in New York City. Her research focuses on using theater, writing, and expression in advocacy education, empowering young women to demystify power structures and advocate for change in their high schools and on university campuses. The daughter of a lifelong community advocate, Ms. Snyder was trained as a stage director at Wesleyan University, and uses theatre techniques to teach problem solving, code switching, and conflict resolution.
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