PLACAS: Using Documentary Theatre to Address Social Justice Issues

PLACAS: Using Documentary Theatre to Address Social Justice Issues

PLACAS: Using Documentary Theatre to Address Social Justice Issues

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Date and Time

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

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Details

PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo is a documentary play that depicts one family’s struggle to overcome its own history of violence stemming from the father’s experience as a child fleeing the civil war in El Salvador only to find himself caught in the gang wars of California. It is a story of transformation and redemption that illuminates one man’s determination to reunite his family after surviving war, immigration, deportation, prison and street violence. Join us for a live excerpt of the play, followed by a discussion with a panel of experts, including:

  • Paul S. Flores, a published poet, performance artist and the playwright of PLACAS.
  • Alex Sanchez, co-founder and director of Homies Unidos, an organization that develops and implements violence prevention and intervention programs. The documentary play PLACAS is based on his life.
  • Jerry Tello, founder of the National Compadres Network and an international leader on community resilience and healing.
  • Evelyn Diaz Cruz, MFA, USD Theatre Department, whose work focuses on community engagement by addressing issues of social justice through art.
  • PLACAS cast members

Event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, visit https://placas.eventbrite.com.

Presented by the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies Trans-Border Institute and the Institute for Peace and Justice WorldLink program, as well as the USD College of Arts and Sciences Program in Latin American Studies.

Sponsor(s)

Placas

Post Contact

Megan Theriault
mtheriault@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7618

Contact Us Email

Phone: (619) 260-4600
Fax: (619) 260-4162
casinfo@sandiego.edu

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5998 Alcalá Park
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