War Comes Home - Theater of the Oppressed Workshop for Adults

From the Middle East and Latin America to Ferguson and East Oakland, issues of war, peace and militarism impact all our lives.

Join us for an interactive workshop for adults exploring the politics and culture of war, the experience and trauma of militarism – both at home and abroad – and the strategies communities can use for peace-building, healing and transformation. 

Led by Jiwon Chung, this workshop will use art and theater as method for engaging with the issue of war, while developing creativity, insight, and critical intelligence in dealing with this crucial issue. Jiwon Chung is a professional actor and director, professor at Starr King School/GTU, and a key theorist of Theater of the Oppressed. He is the Artistic Director of Kairos Theater Ensemble, and adjunct Faculty at the Starr King School, Graduate Theological Union. Please dress to move; leave your medals at home. No acting experience is necessary.  

This program is part of the library's California Reads grant. California Reads is a program of Cal Humanities in partnership with the California Center for the Book. It is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Cal Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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