The Department of Theater at New Mexico State University is once again partnering with Beloved Community to deliver low-stake, fun and creative workshops exploring human expression through theatrical games and exercises, a said Nichole Hamilton, assistant professor at NMSU Theater Arts, who coordinates the workshops with the associate of NMSU Theater Arts. professor Larissa Lury.
The fall 2021 semester workshops will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, September 13, October 11, and November 8 in the rehearsal room on the second floor of the ASNMSU Arts Center, 1000 E. University Ave. The workshops will also be available via Zoom via the link us02web.zoom.us/j/3858834521.
The beloved community was established in 2013 after State Senator Bill Soules, D-Doña Ana, presented the 20 State Senate Memorial, which created a task force and generated public funding. for a demonstration project for community residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“Beloved Community was founded to build bridges between people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those who are neurotypical,” according to the organization’s mission statement. “Through collaborative art projects, volunteer efforts and civic action, we encourage people from all walks of life to come together. Because the beloved community believes that each of us is enriched by friendship and association with those who love us or are unlike us. A rich and fully functioning society not only has room for each individual, it requires the participation of all of us.
The term “beloved community” was coined by Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.
For more information, contact Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org and Lury at email@example.com.