Workshop: The use of music and the body as a tool for group integration in contexts of structural violence
Led by James Ferreira Moura, Professor of the Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Humanities at the University of International Integration of the Afro-Brazilian Lusophony (UNILAB) and of the Graduate Program in Psychology at the Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil, and Visiting Fulbright Scholar of the Center 2021-2022.
Structural violence includes the production, maintenance, and reproduction of social inequalities and oppressions. The concept refers to social systems as well as the mechanisms through which they produce and normalize marginalization, exclusion, and exploitation along lines of “race”, class, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and other invidious categories (Galtung, 1969; Farmer, 2003; Martin-Baró, 1994; Scheper-Hughes, 2004)." (Dutta, Sonn, & Lykes, 2016)
Structural violence can weaken the capacity of the individual to express themselves. It can also contribute to developing attitudes of social isolation. Thus, from experiences of group facilitation in contexts of poverty and structural violence in Brazil, it is observed that the planned use of certain songs together with suggestions of bodily movements can foster group integration. The contributions of Biodanza from Rolando Toro are the basis for this workshop.
There is no requirement of dance proficiency to participate in this workshop. It will be shown how to use music as a strategy of group facilitation.
Participation limited to 20 participants. If there is additional interest we will create a waiting list.
Register at the maroon register button on the event listing or at tinyurl.com/MouraWorkshop1109.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Corcoran Commons, Boston Room
Corcoran Commons, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467