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Bringing Human Rights and Social Justice into the Classroom

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This webinar will guide you on the journey of human rights defenders — from oppression to speaking truth to power. Karen will demonstrate theatrical exercises such as Role on Wall and others from Theatre of the Oppressed, tableaux that you can use with your students to explore speeches by well-known human rights activists and everyday defenders with the end goal of creating a devised monologue, scene or play.  Length:  45 minutes

Karen S. Watson

Theatre Educator, Actress

Karen Sarah Watson is an actress and a 16th year Drama Teacher with the NYC DOE. She was the NYC coordinator of programming for The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Organization and created a theater lesson for the worldwide curriculum. She has presented her workshops at colleges, teacher trainings throughout the country as well as conferences( Stage the Change, Educational Theatre Association National Conference) Karen is the recipient of the 2015 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights award for her work in theatre and human rights. Karen has BFA from Syracuse University and a Masters in Educational Theatre from City College.

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