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Giving Voice

Giving Voice is a theatre organization at Missouri State University that strives to represent the challenges of underrepresented, marginalized, and oppressed persons.

Through a series of workshops and presentations, under the direction of Dr. Carol J. Maples, Giving Voice assists leaders in the academic, business, and community fields to address issues of oppression, microaggression, and discrimination. This training, led by a facilitator and the actors, offers opportunities for workshop participants to discuss how to approach these situations, as well as creating a safe environment to “try out” solutions. Experience the newest scenario utilizing the latest research and stories of oppression, especially microaggressions. The power of theatre can help us to understand and empower us to improve this wonderfully diverse world of ours.