The workshops form part of Effie Makepeace’s Phd research project also happening with groups of women in Malawi and India. These groups are each looking at power – what it is, and how we experience it in our lives. Using Theatre of the Oppressed and other methods, we will explore visible and invisible power, who has it and how do they get it, and what, if anything can we do to shift it? The workshops will combine active, physical exercises with discussion, storytelling and reflection. Workshops will be co-facilitated by Felistas Kamlonie, who is an actor and facilitator from Malawi. We are hopeful the workshops will be joined by a visual notetaker, with each participant receiving an illustrated impression of each workshop they take part in.
Members who take part will be required to attend an introductory session where the project and any commitment will be explained in more detail. It is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. If you do decide to take part you will be given an information sheet to keep and be asked to sign a consent form. If you decide to take part you are still free to withdraw at any time.
The project will run for 6 weeks after the introductory session. There will be a second cohort taking place in early 2021 so please do let us know if you would prefer to take part in the second cohort. Each cohort will be for a maximum of 10-12 women.