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Nov 13 2018

Theatre of the Oppressed: crafting creative responses to hate speech

November 13, 2018

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM



Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center and Arab American Cultural Center

Join us in an open space of dialogue and action aimed at devising creative responses to hate speech in our communities. We will examine what hate speech is, how it arises in our lives, and our typical responses to it. Using Theatre of the Oppressed techniques, we will engage in embodied explorations of these moments of conflict, and brainstorm new responses as individuals and as a collective group. During the workshop, safety for the community will be prioritized, and self-care techniques shared.

While this is a creative and physical practice, no experience is necessary. All are welcome but space is limited to 40 participants.

(picture) Teresa Veramendi has established herself as a theatre maker, slam poet, teaching artist, community facilitator, and administrator in higher education.

Since co-founding Theatre of the Oppressed Chicago in 2012, Veramendi has facilitated over one hundred workshops on diverse topics such as education, race, intersectionality around the country. She’s a graduate of the Tisch Drama Department at New York University and received her Master's degree in Performance Studies from NYU.

This program is co-sponsored by UIC student organizations..

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Where: Latino Cultural Center - Lecture Center B2

FREE refreshments and admission

[PDF] Theater of the Oppressed

For more info, please call 312-996-3095.

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning and ASL Interpretation services can be available by contacting the number above 5 business days before program.


Jocelyn Munguia-Chavez

Date posted

Oct 23, 2018

Date updated

Apr 14, 2020