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
Wednesday, June 26th 2013!
See Willful, a new short play by Julie Marie Myatt, based on real-life stories from the Sacramento Community about their experiences with “Willful Defiance” in School Discipline.
This event is sponsored by the Office of Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, author of AB420, and will include a facilitated conversation on the current debate over the excessive use of “Willful Defiance” in school suspensions and expulsions and alternatives to harsh practices for minor offenses.
If you are interested in attending this exciting event please RSVP to 1-888-802-6607. Admission is free but seating is limited.
Learn about Cornerstone’s performance at the State Capitol last year :
Watch a video of our last short play in Sacramento, Zero, below!