Talk It Out!
Cornerstone Theater Company and The California Endowment developed Talk It Out: A Community Conversation To Fix School Discipline in response to questions from community regarding school discipline policies in their neighborhoods. Talk it Out strives to raise awareness of and personalize the discussion of school discipline for people on all sides of the conversation by offering community members a chance to share their stories and first –person experiences, to ask questions and to explore possible alternatives to harsh correctional practices in schools.
Talk It Out is traveling across California, creating original, short plays inspired by the real stories of community members. Those community members, along with professional actors, star in the plays that are presented as staged readings in each community. The plays are accompanied by facilitated discussion with the audience about efforts by community to make change and find solutions.
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Talk It Out comes to the State Capitol this June!
In April 2013 Cornerstone held story-gathering events with students, parents, teachers, and policy makers in Sacramento and heard from people on all sides of this complex conversation. Based on the community’s stories, Cornerstone has created a new play about school discipline in Sacramento, written by Julie Marie Myatt.
We’re coming to the State Capitol during the last week of June 2013, when community members will perform the play for an audience of key policy makers. The event will be 30- 45 minutes long and will include an introduction from Assemblymemeber Roger Dickinson, author of AB420 and facilitated dialogue with the audience.
If you are interested in attending this exciting event please RSVP to 1-888-802-6607. Admission is free but seating is limited.