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Almeta Whitis

Using storytelling, songs, movement, and theatre games, Almeta Whitis is known for fostering meaningful exchanges between people within a safe and culturally inclusive learning environment. A former performing arts professor, she has worked globally with diverse communities of children and adults of all ages and received many awards for her artistry.

June 2020

The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$110

Member Price: 100 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on June 14 Instructor: Almeta Whitis Age Group: 10-13 Our environment is vital to our very existence. Indigenous Peoples have known and passed on this important fact—we are neither separate from nor superior to Mother Nature; rather, we’re one tiny yet pivotal part of a vast picture. In this camp we will read, research, write about, and discuss the ways in which people and systems of power have impacted our Earth, and…

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August 2020

Citizens: A Conversation on Race, Ethnicity, Identity, and Democracy

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$138

Member Price: 125 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on July 19 Instructor: Almeta Whitis Age Group: 14+ Using Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen: An American Lyric as a jumping off point, we will engage in discussion and writing around racial identity and social justice issues. We will examine the question of what makes a person the “other.” Through open, ongoing dialogue and an arts process, students will create original stories of everyday encounters with nuances of racism and identity to facilitate…

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I Wonder: Exploring Eternal Questions

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$278

Member Price: 255 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on August 2 Instructor: Almeta Whitis Age Group: 14+ Do you enjoy arguing in defense of your ideas? Are you endlessly curious? What about searching for what lies beneath the surface? If so, this is the camp for you! Become a philosopher, learning how to debate and write creatively. Your personal journal will help capture your impressions and refine your philosophy. Activities include invigorating discussions, meaningful writing prompts, all in a setting…

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