Anti-Racism Through Theatre ProjectFight the Anti-Racism Through aTheatre Project; an opportunity forstudents to have an impact in thecommunity spending most of theirtime in the school. Unlike traditionalanti-racism workshops this projectwill let young students to discussissues in a language they know andwill promote solutions using populartheatre.What is Popular Theatre?Popular Theatre is an educationaldrama or theatre for social change. Itaims to raise awareness exploringissues in such creative and excitingways.
•objectives:Show that racism exists in our worldExplain also the most hidden form of racismdocumented by historical sources to let weakto express, that is to give voice to the voiceless•Methodology: fighting racism through theatre is an effective way becauseit makes possible any idea and form of expression, the message can bevaried, and the form can be also varied, from the mute movie to theexplicit one, using a direct language. An example may be therepresentation by the hand shadows (which show black on white), thiscan send a global message, one cannot exist without the other! Who wouldsee the shadows without a white sheet? And a white cloth, what would bewithout shadows? Shadows play a layman to tell a story of awareness.
Content: The idea is to create aninteractive show with small scenesin which the public can act directlyon the scene and take the place ofan actor. The scenes will focus onthe racial discrimination, theplaintiff must improvise onstage, because the public will beable to go on the stage, to inventand turn the plot. A scene couldsee as protagonist a child whoasks his parent, to invite a foreignfriend at home and checks andobserves the reaction of hisparents. Another scene could bein the classroom when a newpartner arrive and there is thedifficulty to accept him. Theimagination has no limits you caninvent many scenes in whichcharacters are, spectators oractors of discrimination
intercultural festival and photo exhibition:Collect pictured material about racism and itsorigins and its evolution and how it changesover the centuries: from slavery to the presentday. to set up a photographic route againstracial discrimination where you see man, whathe did and what he can do to rectify hismistakes. Are we all human beings in hislihe? Have we the same rights? All whites andblacks, yellows, Catholic, Jewishevangelists, rom ...? Hitting the public aboutwhat happened in the past, pointing out themistakes can help to build a better future, ahope for everyone.purpose:Work on prejudice and stereotypes.Stimulate reflection and self-criticismAwareness of prejudice and rework throughincreased consciousness.strategies:Organize a cultural festival. The participants can taste foods, listen tomusic, see the customs of other cultures.Setting up a photo exhibition
MuralsMake a mural at school aboutracisme and about themulticulturalism the differenceas a richness and resource thatexcludes racism anddiscrimination. Face it in apositive way for students do notfall into sad and patheticimages, giving free space toshine of bright colours, themany cultures have. The muralwill be created within the schooland will give a touch of colourto the building.