ACTIVITY 3: Actors, Artists, Storytellers, and Poets


Overview: Participants create presentations on human rights issues.

Time: At least 1 hour.

Materials: Art supplies.


Each small group selects a human rights issue and creates a presentation that examines it through art, storytelling, poetry, or acting. Each presentation should include the following components:

a) A challenging question;

b) Some form of artistic expression;

c) Different community levels (e.g., local, national, global);

d) Action ideas;

e) Whole group participation.

Source: Kristi Rudelius-Palmer and Joy DesMarais, workshop for the National Youth Leadership Council summer camp, June 1997.