Contributed by Jennifer Herzog on 03/26/2014
Civic Ensemble's SAFETY PROJECT: Do you have opinions about law enforcement, either positive OR negative? Have you ever had an interaction with the police? Do you have a family member in law enforcement? Are you wary of cops? Do you have something to say about this? Join us for a free Story Circle (in Friends 306 from 6-8pm on Wed. 3/26 or Fri. 3/28) and make your voice heard!
Civic Ensemble is an Ithaca-based, civic-minded professional theatre company.
Every year, we recruit a group of folks to develop, create, and perform an original play about a topic of importance to our community. Our next production will be about Community-Police Relationships. The first step in this community-based-playmaking process is a series of Story Circles (You don't have to be in the play to join us at a Story Circle. You just have to be open to sharing your thoughts!)
THE NEXT STORY CIRCLES ON THE ITHACA COLLEGE CAMPUS WILL BE:
Wednesday March 26th & Friday March 28th
FRIENDS HALL rm. 306
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Please join us at one of these free Story Circles, and make your voice heard!
Q: What is a Story Circle?
A: At a Story Circle, a group of strangers meet to share their stories about a given topic in a safe space - free of interruption, judgement, or conflict. It is not a lecture or a debate. The group is asked a question about the topic of Police, and each individual will have a chance to share if they want to. You don't have to share, and you don't need to give your real name if you are uncomfortable.
Q: I have a story I want to tell, but I can't come to either of these events. (OR: I don't feel comfortable sharing my story in front of a group.)
A: Contact IC alum Sarah K. Chalmers to share your experiences via email or to set up a private interview appointment: email@example.com OR tell your story via the text box on our website.
Q: This sounds interesting, but I don't want my name attached to my views/stories.
A: You can share anonymously, or provide us with a false name.
Q: I have opinions about the police, but no "story" to tell. What do I do?
A: Click here to take our SURVEY, and make your thoughts known!
Q: I might want to participate in the play you're creating.
A: While it isn't mandatory for Story Circles participants, you can get involved in the Safety Project in many ways if you're interested - from performing in the play to helping with design or marketing. Click here to learn more, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Do I need to RSVP?
A: Nope, just show up at 6pm!
Q: I have questions...
A: Ithaca College Theatre Arts alum Sarah K. Chalmers can answer them!