Panel: “Symbols and Structures: Stories that Move” (Facilitated by Michelle Collins-Sibley)
- Pat Romano (Dawson College)
- Alison Loader (Dawson College)
- Anick Legault (Dawson College)
- Mark Beauchamp (Dawson College)
- Susan Elmslie (Dawson College)
The panel presentation will involve a group of educators who engaged last winter with the Resist Violence pedagogy, an interdisciplinary approach that brings art, storytelling and the work of social change into the classroom. The presentation will take the form of a performance art piece, whereby panelists will weave together stories of their own experiences with violence in its multiple forms, insights on the difficulties of creating classrooms where constructive conversations happen, and lessons learned from the theory and history of nonviolent practice. Those who attend this session will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session following the performance and gain some direct experience of the pedagogy and its transformative potential.