Arts for Social Change

I’m excited to say the arts are finding real traction in the realm of dating violence education and outreach. I’ve recently had news from Linda King, founder of Fix the Hurt that their new play will have its world premier at El Paso Community College. Brava! This is wonderful news.

Our new play will have its world premier at Creative Stages Youth Theatre in Peoria in October 2011. We are thrilled to have award winning youth playwright Jim Gradillas finalizing the script and directing the premier.

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About thefaytheproject

The Faythe Project is an arts for social change initiative that uses literary, performing, visual and media arts to educate young people about establishing and maintaining healthy early dating relationships and equipping them with the skills to identify and exit unhealthy ones. The Faythe Project was founded specifically to fill the demand for school appropriate educational materials that equip and empower young people to identify unhealthy dating relationships and establish healthy ones. We exist to support prevention organizations’ outreach efforts with materials that go beyond the assembly and special presentations that provide real life first hand stories. These are a vital aspect of Dating Violence Prevention but cannot change the tide alone. Unfortunately, assemblies and special presentations are too soon forgotten. Our materials explore the topic of dating violence as part of everyday learning—the play for Drama class, the short story for English class, the lesson on statistics for Math. Our materials keep the dialogue going after the prevention organization as introduced the topic.
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