The Stage for Change Initiative is a campus program involving students, faculty and staff in developing a strategic campaign to use stories of identity and difference to build an inclusive community. Through our training students learn how to empower narratives, engage their community and catalyze social change for a more inclusive community. Students solicit anonymously written stories on race, class, gender, status, mental health, etc. and present them through a community theater production to engage their campus in deeper dialogue on diversity and inclusion.
Stories have the power to bring people together, break down barriers, challenge and inspire. The purpose of the Stage for Change Initiative is to create a sustainable process on college campus for unheard and underrepresented stories to be shared and processed. Through the program students are engaged in catalyzing the stories within their community to deepen dialogue on issues such as race, class, gender, mental health, etc. as well as employing strategies that use stories at the center of building a more inclusive campus.
By starting a Stage for Change Initiative on your campus together we strive to:
- Encourage empathy amongst student and deepen dialogue on difficult topics such as race, class, gender, status, etc.
- Increase students' knowledge of other backgrounds and experiences
- Create sustainable platforms for students to share and process each others' lived experiences
- Provide students with the tools and resources to become change agents for inclusion
Bring the Stage for Change Initiative to your campus!
We are recruiting new campuses for the 2017-2018 Academic Year! If you would like to start a Stage for Change Initiative on your campus please Contact Us for more information!