When: Friday, February 19, 2021
Time: 4 pm – 5pm ET
Where: Live Stream on Zoom
Puppetry is a proven technique in education and has been used to teach a variety of topics to children of all ages. This workshop will employ the ancient puppetry technique of shadow puppetry and demonstrate how one can create a shadow show in the classroom with simple materials such as cardboard, straw and a flashlight.
This workshop will focus on the issue of immigration using the book La Frontera: El Viaje Con Papa/My Journey with Papa by Deborah Mills, Alfredo Alva, and Claudia Navarro. Many young people do not know or understand the importance when people decide to leave their home country for another. This workshop will open dialogue not only on the tough decisions made in leaving one’s own country, but the difficulties of being an immigrant in a new country.
Neda Izadi received her B.F.A of puppetry from the University of Sooreh, Tehran in 2010. Born in Tehran, Iran, Neda moved to the United States to study puppetry in the department of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut in 2017. She graduated with an M.F.A in Drama with a focus on Puppetry in 2020. She began working with Dodd Impact in July 2020 on human rights educational workshops for high school teachers and students.