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Using forum theatre to engage indigenous youth and their communities

Also available to view live via the internet. See details below.


Strength-based approaches are known to be highly effective in promoting individual, family and community resilience. Forum Theatre – a form of Theatre of the Oppressed – is proving to be a very effective and positive means of promoting mental wellness in Canadian Indigenous youth and their communities. In this seminar, Prof. Cindy Jardine will present successes to date in using this innovative intervention, and will conduct an interactive demonstration of some Forum Theatre activities.


Cindy Jardine is a Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Health and Community at the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, Canada. She leads several large community/academic partnerships focusing on research with Indigenous youth, all of which are based on participatory approaches and Indigenous research paradigms.

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For those unable to be there in person, this seminar will also be offered by webinar.
Details on how the webinar works and the link to connect.

Seminar poster

Using Forum Theatre to Engage Indigenous Youth and their Communities (PDF)

Nau mai, haere mai! All welcome

Date Friday, 22 November 2019
Time 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Public Lecture
Departmental Seminar
DepartmentPublic Health (Wellington)
LocationNordmeyer Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington

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