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Saturday, June 15 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Texting for Life: Casa Milagro Youth Solutions Performance LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Program Description: On teen dating violence & bullying.  The 'Joker' takes the specactors through the journey they will embark on & their opportunity to engage & direct the outcome of the performance with non-violence.  

Presenters: Millie Duran, Shaleeyah Mariney, Willow Tachette, Angel Vieyra, Aaron Vieyra

Abstract: Casa Milagro provides interactive theater performances for youth using the Forum Theater techniques.  Casa Milagro's plays address real-world, real-life problems faced by children and teens. While everyone is impacted in some way by violence in our society, our target audience, 'at-risk youth' are significantly impacted because they have so little power and control over the circumstancess of their lives.  The spectactors can discuss the their motivations and feelings. We ensure representation by all spectactors.  The technique of Forum theatre creates a safe space in which any participant may introduce his or her new ideas and actions for resolving problems presented in our plays in realistic means. Casa Milagro is helping to prepare youth for thoughtful, meaningful and non-violent participation in larger movements for social change by providing a space and tecfhnique that allows them to practice solutions to social problems.  Casa Milagro's work is connected to organizing, action and systems change because we are preparing youth to deal with life's challenges by learning and practicing cooperation, respect and trust. We are active in collaborating with community ogranizations.  We are assisting the leaders and problem solvers of the future in creating themselves. Casa Milagro strives to engrain our message through our program for our youth to recognize the positive and critical thinking skills inside of them. Our performances provide young people with the chance to 'rehearse for life'.  

Challenging Questions
1. How can you make conscious changes in your choices to modify negative behavior that can result in positive outcomes and/or influence others in positive options?
2. How can you walk away from conforming to negative peer/gang pressure for inclusion and acceptance.
3. How can you become more conscious of oppression and inequality from this performance?

Speakers
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Shaleeyah Mariney

Casa Milagro Youth Solutions
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Willow Tachette

Casa Milagro Youth Solutions
AV

Angel Vieyra

Casa Milagro Youth Solutions
AV

Aaron Vieyra

Casa Milagro Youth Solutions
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Millie Duran

Casa Milagro Youth Solutions
Two of the Casa Milagro  Board Members and one of the actors attended training by Augusto Boal in Denver in 2004.  Chair, Millie Duran completed her Masters Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Domestic Violence and Policy Development.  Board Member, Vicki Nash had... Read More →


Saturday June 15, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm MDT
Wolf Den 005 (Lower Level) 2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81001, USA