|Semester and Year||FA 2010|
|Instructor||Marcella Runell Hall, Piper Anderson|
|Time||6:20 PM - 9:00 PM|
This course will focus on the uses of the visual and performing arts and spoken word as tools for positive social change. Through hands-on collaboration with the Blackout Arts Collective and Island Academy, students will create artistic and dialogical spaces for critically thinking about the crisis of incarceration in this country. Speakers may include representatives of the Prison Moratorium Project and Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. Readings include writings by Augusto Boal, Christian Parenti, Manning Marable, Bakari Kitwana, and Bryonn Bain. Students will create arts-based workshops which they will facilitate with incarcerated youth at Rikers Island. Students do not need to be artists to participate in the course, however, creative building will be an integral part of the curriculum.
Community Learning Courses (CLI-UG)