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February 21, 2012

The "Acting Together" Project

Learn how peace-builders and artists engage people in creative acts of courage and moral imagination

The "Acting Together" Project began in 2005 as a partnership between the Brandeis University and Theatre Without Borders. It involves scholars and practitioners working in fifteen conflict regions, collaborating on an anthology, a documentary, and a website, while building a learning community and strengthening networks.

JIBC is pleased to present two sessions related to the "Acting Together" Project.


Acting Together: Accessing Creativity to Transform Conflict (SPE129)

Across the world, resilience is being catalyzed by the arts in communities where conflict has wreaked destruction. In this one-day workshop, you will learn ways to use a range of arts-based approaches in diverse conflict contexts.

Drawing on the work of the Acting Together (Brandeis University) and Dancing at the Crossroads (the University of British Columbia) projects, Dr. Cynthia Cohen and Professor Michelle LeBaron will lead explorations of creative approaches that foster strength and health, and deepen cultural fluency. You will learn a range of strategies useful across contexts, which are informed by recent research in neuroscience, and evaluation through case-based analysis and experiential learning.

Thursday, March 22, 2012
9am-4pm
JIBC New Westminster Campus
Fee: $175 (plus HST)

Acting Together: Join the Conversation – Free Community Event

Join us for the free screening of “Acting Together” an internationally acclaimed film, featuring artists, peace builders, and community leaders from every continent, whose rituals and theatrical works speak truth to power and support communities to mourn losses and build bridges of reconciliation.

Project Director Dr. Cynthia Cohen will lead a discussion after the screening. Registration is required for this free event. Email scsj@jibc.ca, or call 604.528.5608 to secure your seat.

Thursday, March 22, 2012
6:30-8:00 pm (6 pm registration)
JIBC New Westminster Campus
Fee: no cost, but registration is required

For more information about these special events, call 604.528.5608 (toll-free 1.888.799.0801), email scsj@jibc.ca, or visit the event website www.jibc.ca/actingtogether.

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Last updated March 30, 2012