Special section: TO & PO, Anti-Racism & Protest
Since the pandemic’s arrival,Highlander has created specially tailored on-line community-building spaces, programs, and re-granting opportunities for artists working at the intersection of cultural production and social change. This report documents two examples. The first is a “Cultural Workers Hotline” for BIPOC artists to share struggles, needs, and strategies for (a) coping with the impact of the pandemic on their livelihoods and (b) creating change-oriented artistic responses to the pandemic in their communities. Highlander staff have held multiple weekly virtual spaces for all of our programs, and each gathering has employed an artist to be a graphic note taker. Illustrations are part of this report.
The second are Cultural Bazaars which use theatre skills including stage design, costume, spect-actors, games, images, forum and legislative theatre to be a forum for our people to engage and expand the fullness of their lives. The report includes two videos which document a Bazaar.
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Taylor, Je Naé
"Highlander Center: Hotlines and Cultural Bazaars,"
Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal: Vol. 5, Article 18.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/ptoj/vol5/iss1/18