Black and Brown Theatre | Emilio Rodriguez

  • Arts Education
  • Van Buren Township, MI
Restoring Stories to Restore Classrooms

Restoring Stories to Restore Classrooms examines the potential of restorative justice practices such as learning and mindfulness tools to replace expulsions and suspensions for students of color in our elementary schools, dismantling the school to prison pipeline system. Designed in partnership between artist Emilio Rodriguez and an advisory committee of students, parents and educators, a theatrical piece that identifies and analyzes the reasoning behind behavior issues, the effects of punitive actions and demonstrates restoratives practices as new solutions will be created to incorporate into in-person and digital educational curriculum for students in Ypsilanti, Michigan.