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G1: The Monologue Project: Autobiographical Performances by Underrepresented Students

April 15, 2016 @ 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Join us to hear three underrepresented students from a multicultural learning community at CU Boulder perform autobiographical monologues that we wrote, memorized, and performed live on stage as part of a one-credit leadership course. Talk with our instructor to learn how your students can explore their lived experiences through guided writing exercises focused on social and cultural identity in relationship to the dominant campus culture. Our performance and workshop will demonstrate how to utilize the practice of storytelling and performance in the interest of self-authorship, community building, and retention. We will share our experiences in the class and the various ways it contributed to our engagement with and commitment to the university, or to our own educational aspirations. By offering you the opportunity to hear underrepresented students’ stories and talk with students and instructor, this session aims to critically examine the relationship between how we got to the university, how our identity has reorganized since coming, and how we are claiming ownership of our narratives as we move forward to graduation.


April 15, 2016
9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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Catherine Altman