Bystander Awareness: Designing and Supporting Inclusive Practices at RIT | Late Spring 2019
Newsletter Late Spring 2019
Bystander Awareness: Designing and Supporting Inclusive Practices at RIT
When: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 AM or 2:00 - 4:30 PM
Location: SAU-1510/1829 Room
All full-time faculty members, department chairs/academic leaders, and staff who work closely with our students are invited to attend an interactive workshop that focuses on bystander awareness and includes time for discussion, practice, role-playing (voluntary), and practical takeaways. This spring, Dr. Maureen Scully and Professor Tina Chapman DaCosta will offer a uniquely designed workshop using Brick by Brick, a film written and directed by Tina Chapman DaCosta that’s set in 1941, to introduce multiple perspectives as well as Playback Theatre, a form of improvisational theatre where participants share stories that are enacted on the spot. The reflections on the film, insights from our own experiences, and enacted stories form the basis for shared learning and for the closing segment on designing and supporting inclusive practices.
The 2.5-hour session includes an introduction by Dr. Scully; screening of Brick by Brick, a RIT Diversity Theater production involving faculty, staff, and students; reflections with other participants in pairs and small groups; and Playback Theatre to enhance how we listen, learn, and identify practices for stewarding an inclusive culture.