Self advocates participate in theater workshop

Self Advocates participated in a workshop on self-advocacy theater in Cambridge on June 15 at the United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Wilbur Neushwander-Fink, who has 17 years of doing self-advocacy theater in Mankato and New Ulm, worked with self advocates during a recent workshop in Cambridge.

Mrs. Wilbur Neushwander-Fink, who has 17 years of doing self-advocacy theater in Mankato and New Ulm, and Mr. Bruce Danielson, who has over 20 years of theater at Cambridge-Isanti High School, assisted the self-advocates to learn more about theater as a tool for the self-advocacy movement.

Self-advocates theater session was free to self-advocates with the support of Rum River Arts Council, SAM (Self-Advocates of MN) and ARC United. Theater is a tool that all people can use no matter of your abilities. Expression through the arts is a powerful way.

Self-advocates continue to express an interest and continue to meet. The next meeting is at the United Methodist Church on July 6, from  3 to 4:30 p.m. Self Advocates are working on theater skits to present at the Apology Ceremony (Apology from the State Of MN for the institutionalization of people with disabilities) that will be held in Cambridge on July 25. More information will be available soon.

Questions, call Maggie Treichel at 763-370-3946.

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