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Friday, October 5 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Fumbling Towards Equity: Addressing race, class, privilege, and other uncomfortable topics in social circus FULL

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Class, race and culture affect our circus teaching in multiple ways, impacting both teacher-student interactions and student-student dynamics within the classroom. Research has shown that even those of us who are strongly committed to inclusivity may harbor unconscious assumptions and biases that undercut our goals of fairness, equity and flourishing for all of our students. This collaborative workshop – intended for any and all circus educators - will help participants recognize the role of racial, cultural and socioeconomic differences in their work and think constructively about how to better reach students from diverse backgrounds. Through a combination of joint discussion, small-group activities and guided exercises, participants will share strategies and gain ideas and tools that they can put to practical use in their future classes. Leah and Kate have been working in social justice and social circus for a combination of over 20 years.

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Leah Abel

Co-Founder, Circus Up
LEAH JAMES ABEL sprang about in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has continued performing and teaching from New York to China and Korea — dancing, clowning, stilting, twisting around trapezes, or parading around with someone standing on her shoulders.  She performs on a wide variety... Read More →
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Kate Magram

Coach, Administrative Manager, Circus Up!
Social circus, disability issues, anti-bias education, circus to change the world; anything to change the world. (That's the answer to the question "What should people talk to you about?" But you can actually talk to me about pretty much anything.)I'm a physical therapist specializing... Read More →

Friday October 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Meeting Room 231 Sycamore St. Decatur, GA