Monday, November 26, 2012

Anti-Bullying Theater Program Latches Onto Lessons Of 'Sneetches'

Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT) November 26, 2012

"It happens in the hallways, on the playing field and over the computer. Books and documentaries show that bullying is a growing trend.
'I do see people manipulating each other and talking about each other and making people feel like they're not good enough,' says Taijah Irvin, a 13-year-old from Hamden, who is taking action by participating in an innovative anti-bullying project, intended to build confidence and camaraderie.
'The students are learning through their own exploration of the arts,' says Genevive Walker of the Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology, known as ConnCAT, a non-profit organization that opened in New Haven last spring with a mission to inspire and motivate youths and adults. The organization is partnering with the Long Wharf Theatre's education department to create this after-school program for area seventh and eighth graders." Read More

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