Practicing Freedom offers trainings, coaching, curriculum and facilitation for creative and participatory processes tailored for organizations, schools, universities, community groups and individuals. Contact Levana to set up a phone call and or an in person meeting to assess timeline, size and scale, desired outcomes, costs and other details and work styles.
Workshops All of the workshops offered are interactive, participatory, engage the knowledge that people already come with and are designed to be as relevant as possible. Depending on interest, they may utilize multiple artistic medium including theater, rhythm, mask making, drawing and creative writing. Ongoing support and connection to more resources after each workshop is available and encouraged.
Theater of the Oppressed
- Theater of the Oppressed for activists and educators
- Theater of the Oppressed as Intervention
- Popular Education For Educators and Organizers; Theory and Practice – Not just a Methodology!
- Paulo Freire 101; Reading and practicing his word and world
- Power and Privilege in the Workplace; Collaboratively addressing issues of diversity, communication, and culture towards creating a more just, inclusive and resilient organization.
- Exploring the Intersections of White Privilege and Sexism; Anti-Racist action for people socialized as both white and female.
- Co-creating Alliances
- Community-Building Exercises; A training for trainers full of hands-on games and activities.
Participatory Action Research
- Participatory Action Research – applications for community organizers
- Developing a Research Team
- Research Design
- Data Collection
- Data Analysis
- Report Writing and Presentation
Creative Public Actions
- Arts Action Creation
- Giant Puppets and Masks
- Music, Rhythm, Chants and Mass Choreography
- Ecopedagogy; Pedagogy of the Earth
Coming upUPCOMING EVENTS
Currently none scheduled
April 28, 6:30 PM PRESENTATION: Action Research Community Reception and Recognition, AERA conference. In the Grand Ballroom East, Grand Hyatt, San Francisco
Oct 6,7 WORKSHOP: Theater of the Oppressed 101 at the Center for Political Education, San Francisco. A follow up to Popular Education 101.
May 16,23 WORKSHOP: Participatory Action Research for educators and organizers at the Center for Political Education, San Francisco. Registration is open here: www.politicaleducation.org
June 3 WORKSHOP: From Forum to Action; Participatory Action Research grounded in Theater of the Oppressed At the Pedagogy and Theater of the Oppressed Conference, Berkeley. Register here: http://www.ptoweb.org/
dates tbd, 11:00-5:00 April 28-31 WORKSHOP: "Practices in Youth-Led and Theater-Based Participatory Action Research" & PRESENTATION: Youth-Led Action Research to Heal the Streets 9th Annual Action Research Conference at the UCSD’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences San Diego, CA
March 28-31 WORKSHOP: "Exploring the Intersections of Whiteness and Femaleness" White Privilege Conference Albuquerque, NM
Feb 21, 6:00-9:00pm White Noise Dialogue to explore why so many people socialized as white and female are in helping professions. San Francisco.
Feb 27 & March 3, 11:00-5:00 WORKSHOP: Popular Education 101: Theories and Practices for organizers. At the Center for Political Education, San Francisco. A remixed and re-offered version of Paulo Freire 101 offered last Spring.
Oct 15, 10:30-12:00 Neighborhood Safety Summit, Laney College, Oakland. Last year's Heal the Streets youth fellows and OPD officers will talk about their mistrust of each other, and what to do about it.
Oct 18, 6:00-9:00 White Noise monthly dialogue, San Francisco. People socialized as both white and female talk about Cultural Appropriation www.conspireforchange.org
July 21 Chicago, IL, PTO conference Workshop: Harvesting Knowledge for Collective Action: Youth-Led Participatory Action Research at the Pedagogy and Theater of the Oppressed Conference
July 23, 24, 30, 31 @ 4pm San Juan Bautista, El Teatro Campesino Free Performance: Popol Vuh, Heart of Heaven
August 4-7, 2011 Portland, OR, Aero Conference 2 Workshops: Participatory Theater for Educators & Youth-Adult Partnerships: Practicing Youth-Led Participatory Action Research
September 3, 4, 5 @ 1pm San Juan Bautista, El Teatro Campesino Free Performance:Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven, Seven Macaw & the Magic Twins