The East Side Institute is a hub for a diverse and emergent community of social activists, thought leaders, and practitioners. Employing the unique methodology of social therapeutics, the Institute has played a leading role in supporting the growth of new kinds of institutions and organizations for human-community development and humanizing social change in the US and around the world. The Institute's work is also an influence among scholars and researchers seeking new ways to understand what it is to be human, impediments to transformative actions at the individual, community and global levels, and how the recognition and reinitiation of our ability to perform ourselves is ushering in a new tactic of positive resistance, Performance Activism.
Join Carrie Lobman and Melissa Meyer for an introduction to social therapeutics, As you explore social therapeutics, you will be introduced to some of its community stages in social change movements, psychotherapy, education, after-school youth programs and the workplace. We will also play with some of the practical tools of performance and philosophizing.
Seminal readings and videos will bring to life the diverse practice of social therapeutics. This course will take place through zoom videoconference and asynchronous online conversation. Participants will be sent the Zoom schedule when they sign up.