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Race, Gender and Sexuality Through the Arts

April 8, 2021 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location:Online via Zoom
Audience:Carleton Community, Current Students
Key Contact:Warren Clarke
Contact Email:warrenclarke@cmail.carleton.ca

The instructor and students of SOCI 3220E Race, Gender and Sexuality Through the Arts invite you to a social advocacy presentation consisting of three plays on April 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Instructor Warren Clarke’s course offers 3rd year undergraduate students at Carleton a unique opportunity to work alongside OCSB high school students to address social oppressions such as racism and gender issues that impact young Canadians. Students in this course use phenomenology – the study of human experience – which encourages students to advocate for better social outcomes through artistic performances.

In Mr. D’s ninth-grade gym class we watch Sam, a non-binary student, discover that the class is split by gender. We watch as the class fights over where Sam should go, educating ourselves on the implications of living as a non-binary identity in a binary world.
Two Sides of the Same Coin is based on how Sapphire, a black woman’s shopping experience differs from Susan, a white woman. The play seeks to to address what shopping can feel like to a person of colour.
Code 55 focuses on discrimination and stereotyping as a role reversal. This will encourage the viewer to see a different perspective when shopping in a store. It illustrates the rooted historical injustice that exists within society. It seeks to give insight into how discrimination makes racialized individuals feel in social settings.

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