Summer Institute 2015
Workshop:Plenary Follow-up 2 – Finding Anne Frank in Rwanda: Building Stories, Improving Lives
Presented by: SUNY Buffalo State’s Anne Frank Project
Location: ACC116
Time: Tuesday, May 19 11:30am
Max number of participants: 25

Professor and Director of SUNY Buffalo State’s Anne Frank Project will share the story of how the simple production of a play has grown into a campus-wide social justice initiative with international, national, and community programming. Inspired by the wisdom of Anne Frank and an annual trip to Rwanda, Africa, AFP utilizes story building as its primary vehicle for teaching lessons in conflict resolution, community building and identity exploration. Professor Kahn will share AFP’s model of drama-based education currently being used by local Buffalo schools, universities across the country and, most recently, as part of Rwanda’s national education curriculum. Emphasizing the importance of moving class information from student’s brains to their hearts, attendees will learn the theory of this kinesthetic process and have the opportunity to put introductory exercises into practice

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