Using the arts to explore social issues
In this workshop students will be gently challenged to consider the notion of homelessness through the use of the dramatic form. Students will be asked to delve deep and to ask themselves, what does homelessness mean to me, what does it mean to our communities and how can I make a difference?
Dr. Tracey Sanders has been working with young people and marginalised groups using drama for the last decade and has found that the expressive form is one of the most powerful ways to empower individuals, to change thinking and to understand how societal issues such as homelessness is everyone’s business. Her message to the young people who do this workshop is that they have the power, the vision and the opportunity to make a real difference to the world in which they live.
Dr Tracey Sanders has been a teacher for over 30 years. She’s been awarded numerous teaching excellence awards, and is a specialist in the areas of educational drama and applied theatre, and has taught at Australian Catholic University and Griffith University.
Dr Tracey Sanders has also been a teacher in Catalyst-Clemente program, which enhances the transformational learning opportunities and re-engagement of disadvantaged people within the community.