Theatre Workshop: The creative arts and conflict resoultion

On January 26th, 2018 Ugandan theatre activist Williams Otako Mpaata is facilitating a workshop on creative conflict resolution. In the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn about various creative methods such as theatre, storytelling or poetry that can used to facilitate civil conflict resolution and empowerment. The workshop is interactive with many exercises and the possibility to experience the positive potential of those methods yourself. The speaker will also share about his theatre activism in Uganda and especially about the Community Theatre approach, a non-violent form of creative activism that works with similar techniques as the Theatre of the Oppressed. The workshop will be held in English.

Date: Friday, January 26th 2018

Time: 2 pm – 6 pm

Venue: WR6, B Tower, Room 03B06

Williams Otako Mpaata is a Ugandan theatre activist, artist and creative director/co-founder of the Social Enterprise „FourSum Uganda.“ For many years he engages in community theatre, a participatory form of theatre which he works with in communities all over Uganda. Since 2016, he supports the campaign #Endchildtrafficking in order to raise awareness on child trafficking in Uganda, using the creative arts as a means to empower children and youth and to support them in sensitizing their very own communities. Besides, he often collaborates with other artistic hubs in order to raise awareness on other critical issues in the Ugandan society, such as sexual assault, social justice or protection of environment.

Registrations here: workshops@fuk-fachschaft.de