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This presentation is from "Acting Up - Using Theater & Technology for Social Change," at DePaul's School for New Learning's Distance Education Program - Summer 2010. The instructor is Tom Tresser......

This presentation is from "Acting Up - Using Theater & Technology for Social Change," at DePaul's School for New Learning's Distance Education Program - Summer 2010. The instructor is Tom Tresser - see http://tomsclasses.wordpress.com.

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  • 1. HEALTHCARE NOW! A NEW DIRECTOR: A NEWDIRECTION! NEW GOALS FOR 2011!
  • 2. THERE ARE 46,000,000 AMERICANS WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE
  • 3. HEALTHCARE NOW! Believes access to healthcare is a right and should be provided equitably.
  • 4. OUR FOUR PART STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE A SINGLE PAYER SYSTEM IN 2011!
    • Part One: BTO Initiave (Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed)
    • Part Two: Voter Activation Strategy
    • Part Three: Statewide Rally
    • Part Four: National Rally
  • 5. Part One: BTO Initiative
    • Forum Theater: Interactive theater where problems associated by lack of healthcare will be acted out on stage – resolution and support offered by audience; interactive theater creating empathy.
  • 6. Part One: BTO Initiative (continued )
    • Legislative Theater: Interactive theater where audience witnesses staged lobbying efforts between private system and single payer system, participate in their own lobbying efforts and vote at the end of the staged sessions. Teaches the power of participation and voting!
  • 7. BTO IS POWERFUL! LET’S TAKE IT TO THE STREETS ! CHURCHES ! SCHOOLS ! MUSEUMS ! UNIVERSITIES! COMMUNITY THEATERS! FESTIVALS ! ART HAPPENINGS! TOWN SQUARE !
  • 8. BTO: Engages Everyone!
  • 9. PART TWO: VoterActivation
    • Strategy: Focus on the Uninsured – Educate Them on the Issue – Sign Voter Committment Sheets – Help Them to the Polls!
    • Tactic: Community Education: Door to Door, Townhall Meetings, Signed Voter Committments
    • Tactic: Transportation: Get Committed Voters to the Polls on Time! Organize transportation for election day.
  • 10. PART THREE: Taking it to the States!
    • Strategy: Show of solidarity from all 50 states. Tactic: Statewide rallies held at state capitols starting second Monday of September and continuing each Monday until Election Day Nov. 2 nd .
    • Tactic: To show solidarity we will wear white shirts, dark pants, carry signs that say “HEALTHCARE NOW”! All chant: WE SUPPORT CANDIDATES WHO SUPPORT SINGLE PAYER!
    • Tactic: Press has been notified and press release has detailed our voter activation strategy and voter commitment list and plan for state and national rallies.
  • 11. PART FOUR: GOING TO THE CAPITOL!
    • Strategy: Continue our show of solidarity: focus on D.C. during Congressional Sessions.
    • Tactic: A newly elected representative will present our parent organization PNHP’s (Physicians for a National Health Plan) “Proposal of the Physicians’ Working Group for Single-Payer National Health Insurance” to Congress.
    • Tactic: Duplicate efforts in Part Three with focus on DC during congressional session – from January through March every second and fourth Monday.
    • Tactic: Duplicate efforts in Part Three for transportation needs.
    • Tactic: Present a member of congress with our signed voter commitment sheets.
    • Continue community/statewide efforts of BTO initiative in schools, universities, community theaters, public libraries, museums, malls, streets, art openings, parking lots, concert venues; state rallies (for those unable to come to DC); press releases and media alerts, door to door awareness campaigns and town hall meetings, public debate (live, radio, television), online activity including email blasts, signed voter commitment sheets, social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Ning, YouTube etc.)
  • 12. VICTORY!
  • 13. JOIN US!
    • For information on: Becoming an activist for healthcare reform – visit Healthcare Now!
    • at: http://www.pnhp.org/
    • For information on our Parent Program (PNHP) and to read “Proposal of the Physicians’ Working Group for Single-Payer National Health Insurance” please peruse: http://www.pnhp.org/
  • 14. BOAL THEATER OF THE OPPRESSED
    • Legislative Theater Example – Solutions for Flooding in France Generated from Audience Members and Creates Positive Results! On YouTube:
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAY8rEUaD_I&feature=related
  • 15. BOAL THEATER OF THE OPPRESSED
    • Forum Theater Example – Taken from actual events - on YouTube:
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VxqT_ZTU38&feature=related