Oppression the FIGHT BACK!


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The Nation Of Islam European Regional Headquarters
1-5 Hinton Road
SE24 0HJ
United Kingdom


18/10/2019 - 19/10/2019


1:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Dress Code:Casual
ID Required: No
Age:Adults Only


A 2 day training workshop on using the power of theatre to identify, analyse and respond to the “internalised oppressions” we carry within us.

This is for you if you:

  • Ever been oppressed or the oppressor
  • Have a desire to to break your own oppression
  • Need to uncover & challenge unconscious or invisible oppression
  • Crave a catharsis which, instead of removing your desire, removes blockages to desires  

The workshop invites you to experience and practise a variety of theatre and drama-based techniques from the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatre_of_the_Oppressed for use in groupwork.

A focus of the training workshop will be to examine ‘self‘, ‘community building‘ and how we can unify to become stronger in our pursuits.

It will be an opportunity to learn some of the basic principles behind Tony Cealy’s use of drama with people in community settings, offering participants effective and widely applicable techniques in order to:

  • Identify patterns of behaviour and exploring new strategies for change.
  • Identify and assist in the development of interpersonal skills.
  • Create an environment where safe and relevant experiential learning can take place.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn and practice:

  • How to build group cohesion and raise discussion around key issues of oppression and oppressive behaviour.
  • How to facilitate the creation of frozen pictures which can be used to examine thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
  • How to use image theatre to explore themes: ego; selfishness; solidarity in our common purpose and the mission to build a black community. Know who we are our history our journey our future for our common purpose in order to achieve one mind one mission.

Drawing on the theories of popular education developed by his friend and colleague, Paulo Freire, Augusto Boal, who created and founded the methodology called Theater of the Oppressed, appropriated theater games and exercises for use as organizing tools by communities in struggle. These tools are designed to develop individual skills of observation and self-reflection, and cooperative group interactions and to ultimately be devices that can be used within a mass movement to change the world and bring about social and economic justice, peace and the dismantling of the inequitable system called capitalism.

Taking place Friday 18th & Saturday 19th October 1.00pm – 7.00pm both days


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