Carleton University, in collaboration with the Glebe Collegiate Institute, presents Theatre of the Oppressed: The Stereotypical Notions of Gender, Race and Sexuality Among Young Canadians.

This interactive theatrical event encourages students and the community to think critically about issues of gender, race, social class, age, ability and sexuality in young Canadians’ lives and how to stop social oppression.

When: Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Where: Carleton Dominion Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper Street, Ottawa
Info: This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available online and more information about events organized by Carleton’s Afro-Caribbean Mentorship Program can be found here.

Media are invited to attend the event.

Carleton undergraduate and Glebe high school students will present two plays that highlight the discrimination and social oppression young people face in Canada’s social climate. I am Not my Hair depicts the story of a young black girl who faces racially charged bullying at her school. The play It’s a Boy, Remember? shines a light to the social barriers that transgender students face when accessing public washrooms.

The performances are based on the “Theatre of the Oppressed” model – a dramatic game in which a problem or symptom of oppression is shown in an unsolved form. The interactive performances invite the audience to attempt to stop the oppression and create a positive outcome by replacing an existing character – with the exception of the character being oppressed and the oppressor.

Media Contact

Elizabeth Murphy
Communications Co-ordinator
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8834

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