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Embodying the Witness and Whiteness: Remembering Freedom Summer 1964 in Drama

Monday, October 18, 2010
4:00 pm
Bachelor Hall 337

A lecture by Ann Elizabeth Armstrong, an associate professor in the department of theatre and the Western College program.

Ann Elizabeth Armstrong holds both an M.F.A. in directing and a Ph.D. in theatre from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She is co-director of the “Finding Freedom Summer Project,” an initiative that is nurturing various interdisciplinary humanities projects surrounding the history of the civil rights movement. She created a walking tour of Western College campus that explores the events that occurred on this site while activists trained for Freedom Summer in 1964. For this work, she has received grants from the Ohio Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Armstrong’s scholarship includes publications on feminist pedagogy, community-based theatre, theatre of the oppressed, and intercultural theatre. She is an affiliate in Women’s Studies and American Studies, and she also teaches in the Western College Program. At Miami, she teaches directing, dramatic literature and community-based theatre, and directs in the production season.

Discussion and reception to follow.

Ann Elizabeth Armstrong
Ann Elizabeth Armstrong
Associate Professor Department of Theatre and the Western College Program