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Warren Clarke teaches de-escalation through the Theatre of the Oppressed

When we see discrimination happening, we have a responsibility to stop it. But how?  Silence may be complicity, but anger often does not achieve the desired result.

In Carleton University’s Sociology class, Addressing Race, Gender and Sexuality: Through the Arts, students are learning how to effectively advocate against anti-Black racism, sexism and anti-2SLGBTQ discrimination. Taught by Warren Clarke, a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the course teaches de-escalation through the Theatre of the Oppressed, a dramatic technique developed by Brazilian theatre practitioner and political activist, Augusto Boal.

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