“Afropuff Lederhosen" – Inclusiveness & Equity Series Workshop

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This workshop is designed around the satirical lecture project, "Afropuff Lederhosen: What Happens When You Take a Black Baby and Raise it to be German?," by Vanessa Roberts. Ms. Roberts will deliver her critically comical piece that aims to get people talking about race, culture, and our assumptions in a new way. This will be followed by tips and examples regarding the incorporation of humor into difficult discussions. With a focus on combining theory with personal, subjective and humorous storytelling, this workshop provides tips and examples designed to take conversations to the next level. This workshop includes handouts and detailed activities aimed at promoting conversation and dialogue focused on our personal relationship to difference and otherness, and a reading list for further study detailing sources as they relate to the topics raised in the workshop.

Vanessa Roberts is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Community-Based Research fellow with CU Engage.  She refers to herself as an “artivist” who works at the intersection of the arts, activism and academic practice. She received her Masters of Arts in Performance Studies from the Tisch School of Art at New York University in 2009. Her work focuses on race and ethnicity, with an emphasis on performativity and comedy. Currently she speaks, trains, and performs nationally, traveling to a multitude of educational institutions, conferences, businesses, and also provides services as a Diversity and Inclusion consultant and facilitator for private clients in Colorado. The crux of her work as a whole is held together by a steady belief in the power of theatre as a tool for transformative social change.

$5 Suggested Donation
Registration 5:15 - 5:30 pm
Program 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Collaborative “unpacking” of the piece 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Thank you to CU's Office for Outreach and Engagement for partnering with BCAA to bring you this workshop.

May 23rd, 2017 5:15 PM   through   7:30 PM
Boulder Center for Conscious Community
1637 28th Street
Community Room
Boulder, CO 80301

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Phone: (303) 447-2422

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