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Changing Lives at “No Place for Hate” Conference

by Nitra Gutierrez, Middle School and High School Program Associate

Changing Lives has just had our first successful performance of the year!  Our newly formed group delivered the kickoff performance at the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate Conference.  Eighth grade ambassadors from Austin’s No Place for Hate Schools participated in a talkback after the show.  Students interacted with the performers and discussed issues in our piece such as stereotyping and the power dynamics that go hand in hand with labeling people.

The Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble’s next public appearance will be at GenAustin’s We Are Girls Conference, November 12, 2011 at Austin High.

This year, I am thankful for finding the opportunity to do the work I love with people who are inspired to make their community a better place.

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We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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