Youth theater spreads the word on preventing domestic violence

By Omar Thabet

Special to The Review

There’s an interesting and exciting new program to stop family domestic abuse.

It’s aimed at the Bangladeshi-American community and uses a youth theater group to promote peer education. Youths between 15 and 19 will be meeting in the coming week to talk about domestic violence and perform in skits with a goal to create happier families, according to a press release by New Visions, which is part of the University of Michigan School of Social Work.

Eun Joo Lee, MSW, Coordinator of New Visions says, “Youth Theater Program is not just about learning what domestic violence is and how we can prevent it. It’s about giving youth the knowledge and skills to become social change agents. The youth will participate in six sessions (4 hours in length) and engage in various learning exercises, including role-plays, discussions, and creative activities. It will be an intense six days but a lot of fun.”

The venue for this program will be at the Masjid Al-Falah auditorium, located at 12500 McDougall. The program began on July 22 and will run until Aug. 8. Here are the dates and times when the program will take place:

July 25 (Sunday) – 2 to 6 p.m.
July 29 (Thursday) – 1 to 5 p.m.
Aug. 1 (Sunday) – 2 to 6 p.m.
Aug. 5 (Thursday) – 1 to 5 p.m.
Aug. 8 (Sunday) – 2 to 6 p.m.

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