During this episode, Zucker speaks with Adam Falkner, Lauren Whitehead and Carlos Andrés Gómez about how working with DAP has affected their creative work, their teaching, their lives and their priorities. They talk about how a workshop model can be used in schools, offices, and organizations to reimagine and revitalize diversity education, the power of performance and first-person narratives, guidelines for encouraging openness and risk taking, how to invite vulnerability into the classroom in responsible ways, culture-based intentionality, the permission to start with the self, how and why to step out onto the vulnerable edge in order to dismantle the master’s house, coming out, seasonal personal and political grief, and visions for expanding the DAP’s reach.
DAP founder, Adam Falkner, sits with poets Aziza Barnes, Jose Olivarez and Jon Sands -- known to the vast podcast nation as The Poetry Gods! -- to talk education, popular culture, and DAP's commitment to "writing into silences" as a central pillar of it's pedagogy. Listen to the full episode here!
Several years ago, the Dialogue Arts Project travelled to Atlanta, GA for the first of what would be multiple workshops and trainings with University Housing at Georgia State University. The following reflection was offered by Shannon Corey, GSU’s fabulous Assistant Director for Community and Staff Development.
The following essay is by Kari Henry, a 10th grade student at the Academy for Young Writers who participated in the Dialogue Arts Project’s first-ever 36-week elective for high school students. Composed as the introduction for We’re All Quite Mad Here, a class anthology that served as the culminating project for the 2012-2013 school year, Kari talks about her own writing as well as the writing of her classmates, the experience of engaging with her peers in dialogue around difficult subject matter, and how the DAP elective impacted her ability to “take risks” as a writer.