The foundations of Social Justice/DEI rest in The UBU Treasure Chest of
HOPE / ESPERANZA
RESILIENCE / RESISTENCIA
SELF-COMPASSION / AUTO-COMPASSION
EMPATHY / EMPATIA
Learning to embrace and celebrate our differences and similarities
The performing arts have been an integral part of social activism for centuries. That is because social injustice, racism, homophobia, religious intolerance, gender-bias and cultural genocide have been part of our societies for centuries as well.
During the course of this engaging, interactive, student-led, UBU Arts Integration Residency your students will explore both historical and recent events in local, national, and global culture as regards to Social Injustice, DEI, and Human Rights for BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and all marginalized populations.
As part of their process the students will create original music and monologues/speeches to help them give voice to the struggles of their hearts in a hopeful, compassionate, and empathetic way. All skills will be taught as part of the process so no musical, writing or performing experience is necessary.
Contact The UBU Project and discover how you can use the arts to help your students and staff be part of the solution by learning to embrace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
as we celebrate our differences and similarities.
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An honors graduate of the University of Montana School of Music; David's diverse career as an educator, actor, writer, composer, performer, mental health advocate, and social justice activist has taken him to all 50 states, 14 countries and 3 continents. In addition to his professional training and experience David is a thriving survivor of his own suicide attempts, a recovering alcoholic with over 27 years sober and he was the fat kid who got bullied in school. He also lives with the managed mental health diagnoses of major depressive disorder recurrent, free-floating anxiety and PTSD. And, he is living his best life yet.
David grew up in a family of arts educators and pacifist/activists. His own work in engaging the arts and education as tools of activism includes;
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