Pipelines to Pathways: Empowering Youth Through Embodied Performance on April 25

Join the African American Cultural Center and Sonny Kelly for a performance and interactive discussion examining the school to prison pipeline and how you can work to empower and mobilize youth through embodied performance. This program is open to the public and especially those who are interested in racial inequality, youth participatory action, youth activists and organizers, students who are interested in working with Teach for America, AmeriCorps, or who work with under-served groups.

Sonny Kelly combines interactive theater, interpersonal communication and a youth participatory action research model to help kids find their voices and to express them creatively and strategically. This three-step process generates a positive self-concept, positive social engagement and a greater sense of self-efficacy, which Kelly argues is crucial as children respond to, confront and defy the school to prison pipeline.