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Library Connection, V8n1, Fall 2020, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library. Dec 2020

Library Connection, V8n1, Fall 2020, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library.

Library Connection

Inside This Issue:
--New Beginnings New Leadership
--Student Success: In the Middle of a Global Pandemic
--Expansive Reach of UNI ScholarWorks
--Partner Highlight: Forteplan Iowa
--Capturing the COVID-19 Experience


Demechanizing Whiteness: Lessons From Theatre Of The Oppressed, Elizabeth J. Simpson Nov 2020

Demechanizing Whiteness: Lessons From Theatre Of The Oppressed, Elizabeth J. Simpson

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal

The Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) provides small group techniques to strategize and “rehearse” for collaborative liberation using popular education forms of systems analysis, bolstered by practices that counter implicit biases and habituated behaviors. This essay draws on interviews with jokers at CTO-Rio to advocate the need for continual engagement of demechanizing practices both within TO and in the lives of practitioners in order to demechanize the tenets of white supremacy that we are born into, despite our essential loving nature, with particular focus on counteracting a the habit of exploiting Black suffering for creative capital.


Don't Poke The Bear - A Project Report, Nicole Kontolefa, Grace Cannon Nov 2020

Don't Poke The Bear - A Project Report, Nicole Kontolefa, Grace Cannon

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal

In 2018, four applied theatre practioners created a forum theatre play and workshop for a small Wyoming community. They wanted to engage participants in a dialogue about inclusion, racism and homophobia, in particular how it manifests in a state known as the "Equality State."

Forum theatre focuses on a protagonist experiencing oppression and how they may break their own bonds. In this report, two of the facilitators and creators reflect on how using forum theatre to follow the actions (or inaction) of a potential ally in a play about the exclusion of a gay woman of color was useful in ...


Highlander Center: Hotlines And Cultural Bazaars, Je Naé Taylor Nov 2020

Highlander Center: Hotlines And Cultural Bazaars, Je Naé Taylor

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal

Since the pandemic’s arrival,Highlander has created specially tailored on-line community-building spaces, programs, and re-granting opportunities for artists working at the intersection of cultural production and social change. This report documents two examples. The first is a “Cultural Workers Hotline” for BIPOC artists to share struggles, needs, and strategies for (a) coping with the impact of the pandemic on their livelihoods and (b) creating change-oriented artistic responses to the pandemic in their communities. Highlander staff have held multiple weekly virtual spaces for all of our programs, and each gathering has employed an artist to be a graphic note taker ...


Joker Exchange Online - Meeting The Risks And Opportunities Of The Covid-19 Crisis, Uri Yitzchak Noy Meir, Anne Larcher Nov 2020

Joker Exchange Online - Meeting The Risks And Opportunities Of The Covid-19 Crisis, Uri Yitzchak Noy Meir, Anne Larcher

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal

In this article, we narrate and analyse patterns of engagement and harvest key learning from the Joker Exchange Online (JEO) events on 11th April and May 2nd. We map the impact of these online events to inform future events as an effective collective response/strategy to global challenges. At the same time, we are Theatre of the Oppressed practitioners who attended/presented in the JEO, and this informs our research and engaged interest in theatre and community work on the margins of theatre, activism, and social change. The article has three parts: the first part look at the “triggers” for ...


Virtual Newspaper Theatre: Zoom As A Theatrical Playing Space, Nabra Nelson Nov 2020

Virtual Newspaper Theatre: Zoom As A Theatrical Playing Space, Nabra Nelson

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal

This article presents findings from a virtual Newspaper Theatre workshop that took place via Zoom on May 5, 2020 through Seattle Rep. Nelson reflects on the way that the constraints of the Zoom format can add meaning to Theatre of the Oppressed performance techniques in the era of quarantine and social distancing due to COVID-19. The article describes elements of the one-minute performances created during the one-and-a-half-hour workshop, and how the virtual sphere interacted with them and even enhanced them in meaningful ways. Nelson also describes “production” elements unique to Zoom, and the nature of the virtual “spect-actor.”


Application Of Applied Theatre Online With Children And Its Effects In The Indian Perspective During Covid Age, Chetna Mehrotra, Sooraj Amin, Roshan Karkera, Viral Champaneri Nov 2020

Application Of Applied Theatre Online With Children And Its Effects In The Indian Perspective During Covid Age, Chetna Mehrotra, Sooraj Amin, Roshan Karkera, Viral Champaneri

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal

Applied Theatre in general and Theatre of the Oppressed in particular have been put into practice for a long time now. Right since when Augusto Boal started Theatre of the Oppressed in the 1960's the tools have been utilized in many oppressive situations. Augusto focused on marginalized societies and their people. He believed that every individual who is not allowed to voice out their opinion, thoughts (political, social), views, and choices can be considered to be oppressed.

Today, in the year 2020 with the current crisis of the breakout of the communicable virus Covid 19 everyone is forced to ...


Joker's Log 2020: An Odyssey, Julian Pimiento Nov 2020

Joker's Log 2020: An Odyssey, Julian Pimiento

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal

Join our passengers as we embark on a voyage of Theatre of the Oppressed discovery during the destabilization of 2020. Experience one Joker’s facilitating choices and how those decisions led to unexpected pedagogical destinations.


The Year In Review, 2019-2020, Rachel Desoto-Jackson, Reg Flowers Nov 2020

The Year In Review, 2019-2020, Rachel Desoto-Jackson, Reg Flowers

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal

The work of the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed organization and its members remains vital. As we reflect on the 2019-2020 organization cycle, we share with you the ways in which the PTO organization has continued to grow amidst these global shifts. We continue to embrace the challenges and opportunities of this moment and continue to support people whose work challenges oppressive systems by promoting critical thinking and social justice through liberatory theatre and popular education.


Theatre Of The Beat’S Restorative Justice Theatre Program: Highlights From The Baseline Evaluation, Karen Nelson, Keely Kavcic, Courtney Primeau, Kimberlee Walker Nov 2020

Theatre Of The Beat’S Restorative Justice Theatre Program: Highlights From The Baseline Evaluation, Karen Nelson, Keely Kavcic, Courtney Primeau, Kimberlee Walker

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal

This report highlights the findings from the evaluation of Theatre of the Beat’s (TOTB) Restorative Justice Theatre Program, which works with incarcerated persons at the Grand Valley Institution for Women (GVIW), a federal prison in Kitchener, Ontario. The project was conducted by the Research Shop, part of the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) at the University of Guelph, in partnership with Theatre of the Beat (TOTB), a not-for-profit theatre company with a process rooted in restorative justice principles and a passion for promoting conversations around social justice.


Abbreviating Boal At The Louisiana Old State Capitol Museum: Using Image Theatre, Bonny Mcdonald, Joshua Hamzehee, Naomi P. Bennett, Montana Smith Nov 2020

Abbreviating Boal At The Louisiana Old State Capitol Museum: Using Image Theatre, Bonny Mcdonald, Joshua Hamzehee, Naomi P. Bennett, Montana Smith

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal

This article describes the execution of and reflections of a Theatre of the Oppressed workshop offered in 2017 to middle and high school groups visiting the Louisiana Old State Capitol Museum on half-day field trips. The workshops accompanied The Power of Children: Making a Difference exhibit, which features the stories and struggles of Ruby Bridges, Ryan White, and Anne Frank. Despite initial plans for an hour-long session, the workshop designed to connect youth participant experiences to the stories of the children featured in the exhibit was cut to only fifteen minutes. Our group of four facilitators discusses ways we modified ...


Rehearsing For Transformation: Theatre Of The Oppressed, Pedagogy And Human Rights, Amir Al-Azraki Nov 2020

Rehearsing For Transformation: Theatre Of The Oppressed, Pedagogy And Human Rights, Amir Al-Azraki

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal

The report showcases a series of TO training workshops and projects in several contexts and settings. The aim of the report is to show how TO techniques and forms could contribute to the transformation of the learning environment and the social justice issues relevant to diverse communities across cultures (North America, Latin America, Middle East). It highlights and facilitates critical discourse and interchange through working with various participants (students, faculty, refugees, women, artists, prison staff etc.) and tackling significant issues such as trauma, violence, oppression, discrimination, gender inequality and homophobia. The report shows how TO could be used as a ...


Forum Theatre On Post-Election Violence In Kenya, Mecca Burns, Caleb Seda, Bonface N. Beti Nov 2020

Forum Theatre On Post-Election Violence In Kenya, Mecca Burns, Caleb Seda, Bonface N. Beti

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal

In August 2017, a Forum Theatre workshop focusing on the Prevention of Crime and Post-Election Violence, took place at Kerith Brook Secondary School, Nairobi, Kenya.


Domino, An Experience Of Theatre Of The Oppressed, Hamze Aleepayam Nov 2020

Domino, An Experience Of Theatre Of The Oppressed, Hamze Aleepayam

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal

In this moving report the author recounts a series of TO workshops with immigrant mothers in Tehran as the women try to cope with arranged marriages, poverty, sexism, and child-rearing issues. The problems are passed from one generation to the next, but the intervention of TO creates change.


Citizenship On Stage: A Project Of The Popular Theatre School In Rio De Janeiro, Etp Staff Nov 2020

Citizenship On Stage: A Project Of The Popular Theatre School In Rio De Janeiro, Etp Staff

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal

Cidadania em Cena (Citizenship on Stage) was born of an initiative to create permanent Theater of the Oppressed workshops in popular pre-university school units in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Conducted by pairs of monitors formed by the School of Popular Theater, the goal of the year-long project was to create groups that use the theater as an instrument for reflection and intervention in their own reality.


Begin To Play: The Case For Play In Community Engagement In Higher Education, Naomi B. Roswell Nov 2020

Begin To Play: The Case For Play In Community Engagement In Higher Education, Naomi B. Roswell

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal

Although little is written about the role of play in community engagement in higher education, professors and administrators intuitively grasp its value in building trust and democratizing spaces, but use games thinly. This paper acknowledges the challenges of developing effective community engagement partnerships and demonstrates how and why games based in Theater of the Oppressed deepen and enhance initiatives to dissolve town / gown divisions and enable collaborative knowledge generation. Through an analysis of literature reviews and interviews, this paper makes a case for deliberately incorporating games from Theater of the Oppressed (TO) - to advance community engagement initiatives by catalyzing trust ...


A Continued Theatre Of The Oppressed, Tania S. Cañas Dr Nov 2020

A Continued Theatre Of The Oppressed, Tania S. Cañas Dr

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal

Abstract: A Continued Theatre of the Oppressed

There have been calls within the Theatre of the Oppressed community for a development of a poetics of the oppressor, a form of Theatre of the Oppressor; as an extension and reimagining of Theatre of the Oppressed (Chinyowa 2014, Harrison &Weinblatt 2011) Such calls centre on three main points: a less binary framing of oppressor-oppressed, developing allyship from the oppressor who is in a resourced position to make material structural changes, and finally as a call towards an increased dialogue through inclusion. Theatre of the Oppressed has a close relationship with social change, struggle[1] and liberation; a theatre of the oppressor thus brings with it questions about the oppressor’s role within social and political dialogue and change. Despite the contextual sifts from the global north to the global south that saw the development of rainbow of desire (1995); Augusto Boal continued to reiterate a theatre of the oppressed ...


Global To Movement(S) And Its Discontents, Joschka Köck Nov 2020

Global To Movement(S) And Its Discontents, Joschka Köck

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal

In this article, I deal with the following questions: What qualifies it as a movement? What are its goals, potentials and resources as well as difficulties and contradictions? Why do we need a TO movement at all? I first give an auto-ethnographic account of how I experience moving in the global TO movement. My frustrations, expectations, ambitions become visible as well as the need to let go all the pressures connected to TO as a global movement. Then I deal with the organizational structure of the global TO movement using Resource Mobilization Theory (RMT), and I focus on failures of ...


Creatives, Dasha Kelly Hamilton Nov 2020

Creatives, Dasha Kelly Hamilton

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal

A poem by Dasha Kelly Hamilton


Notes For The Stalled, V13n4, November 2020, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library. Nov 2020

Notes For The Stalled, V13n4, November 2020, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library.

Rod Library Newsletter

Inside This Issue:
--Digital Diversity Display
--UNI ScholarWorks
--Hours Changes
--Did You Know?
--The Learning Center @ Rod Library


Notes For The Stalled, V13n3, October 2020, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library. Oct 2020

Notes For The Stalled, V13n3, October 2020, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library.

Rod Library Newsletter

Inside This Issue:
--Did You Know?
--Wind Cave
--Help Us Out!
--Protests and Student Activism


Forward Together Update—9/22/20, University Of Northern Iowa Sep 2020

Forward Together Update—9/22/20, University Of Northern Iowa

UNI Response to COVID-19

Covers the ways people can cope with the pandemic and the need for human connection with advice from the director of UNI's Counseling Center, Jennifer Schneiderman


Notes For The Stalled, V13n2, September 2020, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library. Sep 2020

Notes For The Stalled, V13n2, September 2020, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library.

Rod Library Newsletter

Inside This Issue:
--Toward a Universal Suffrage
--Flu Shot Clinics
--Career Readiness
--Learning Commons Art Wall


Notes For The Stalled, V13n1, August 2020, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library. Aug 2020

Notes For The Stalled, V13n1, August 2020, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library.

Rod Library Newsletter

Inside This Issue:
--Top 10 Benefits to Masks
--Rod and UNI COVID-19 Plan
--Change in Rod Library


The Impact Of School-Based Mindfulness Programs On The Externalizing Behavior Of Students, Madison Ruhlmann May 2020

The Impact Of School-Based Mindfulness Programs On The Externalizing Behavior Of Students, Madison Ruhlmann

Honors Program Theses

Interventions involving mindfulness in schools are becoming increasingly commonplace. Mindfulness is a way of directing attention towards the present moment without passing judgement, and has been adapted as a psychological treatment over the past forty years. The goal of this review is to summarize how schools have used interventions featuring mindfulness; and particularly the impact on externalizing behavior in the classroom. Online database search techniques were utilized in the collection and analysis of these studies. The findings of this review show that mindfulness interventions may be valuable in the reduction of externalizing behavior in the classroom, but the current research ...


Library Connection, V7n2, Spring 2020, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library. May 2020

Library Connection, V7n2, Spring 2020, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library.

Library Connection

Inside This Issue:
--Theresa Westbrock Named New Dean of Library Services
--Responding to COVID-19 #unitogether
--Student Highlight: Sarah Fluegel


The Impact Of Severe Mental Health On Peers In Supporting Roles: A Look At Secondary Trauma And College Students, Courtney Tripp-Stuck May 2020

The Impact Of Severe Mental Health On Peers In Supporting Roles: A Look At Secondary Trauma And College Students, Courtney Tripp-Stuck

Dissertations and Theses @ UNI

Evidence indicates directors of college counseling centers and those in student affairs roles have observed a steep increase in the number of severe mental health crises on their campuses, thereby also impacting student leaders and those in helping roles as counseling centers try to adapt to the influx of need (Kitzrow, 2003; CAS, 1999). Additionally, there is evidence to support students are more likely to turn to peers first when experiencing mental health crises than they are to seek out professional help (Drum, Brownson, Burton-Denmark, Smith, & Roberts, 2009; Gallagher, 2013). The goal of this study is to examine whether or not students ...


Csbs Kudos, Spring 2020, University Of Northern Iowa. College Of Social And Behavioral Sciences. Apr 2020

Csbs Kudos, Spring 2020, University Of Northern Iowa. College Of Social And Behavioral Sciences.

CSBS Kudos

Inside This Issue:
--Greetings
--Faculty Accolades
--Awards
--Appointments and Promotions
--Retiring
--In Memoriam
--INSPIRE Showcase
--#panthercaucus
--Women's History Month
--Teaching Iowa History Project Nationally Recognized
--Northern Iowa Gerontology Nursing Home Art Box Project
--Student Accolades & Awards
--Congratulating Our Spring 2020 Graduates


Notes For The Stalled, V12n8, March 2020, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library. Mar 2020

Notes For The Stalled, V12n8, March 2020, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library.

Rod Library Newsletter

Inside This Issue:
--Love and Inclusion
--Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
--RodCon 2020
--Open Education Week


Notes For The Stalled, V12n7, February 2020, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library. Feb 2020

Notes For The Stalled, V12n7, February 2020, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library.

Rod Library Newsletter

Inside This Issue:
--Art Wall
--Digital Scholarship
--African American Read-In
--Special Collections Website