EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP

We’ve been living in a social and political system that rarely treats women equal to men. And yet, women have stood up for the moral issues of the day through the centuries: independence, civil rights and equal rights. What are the moral issues facing us today that are on par with these? If Alice Paul, Susan B. Anthony, and Eleanor Roosevelt were alive today, what would they be fighting for?

Using the strength of the characters in We Did It For You!, participants will address the personal resistance they encounter as they work for social justice. For a better democracy, it’s in everyone’s interest that women are part of the leadership and backbone of the future—to be true to the sacred trust we have been given by our foremothers. 

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“It gave me so many new ideas about how to carry the message forward.”

“Inspirational, informative and proactive. Thank you so much!”

 “An outstanding, very important workshop.”

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Facilitators:
Thea Iberall, Ph.D., playwright of “We Did It For You!” has been producing the play since 2011 as well as conducting classroom play-readings and discussions for high schools, colleges and women’s organizations.

Shirley Riga is a seasoned workshop facilitator and spiritual guide. She is a licensed trainer for Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, only one of three in the United States. Feel the Fear training has helped millions of people overcome their fears, experience lasting changes in all areas of their lives. Riga has also been performing in the play since 2010.

 

BEYOND

CULTURAL

CONSTRAINTS

WORKSHOP

Engage your members or students by doing a play reading of We Did It For You! From the Puritan Revolution to our modern liberated society, this play is the story of how it changed, told by the women who were there. Participants will viscerally feel the centuries-long struggle, one that continues to this day. Through the reading and a focused discussion, they will learn first-hand what these amazing women in history went through to fight for our rights and how they overcame cultural constraints of the day. Leader will help participants think about how we today need to break out of our cultural constraints. They will come away from this experiential learning experience uplifted, more educated about women’s contributions, and with a greater appreciation of the rights we have and a keener awareness of how easily we can lose them.

 

Organizations can do a staged reading afterwards as a way to share what you've learned with your friends and colleagues.

 

A creative, innovative, and experiential program for your organization or classroom. Sixth grade through high school and college. Women's organizations. Ideal for study groups and college history courses in feminist studies. Works well at conventions and conferences.

Contact us to schedule for your middle school, high school, or organization

 

Facilitator:
Thea Iberall, Ph.D., playwright of “We Did It For You!” has been producing the play since 2011 as well as conducting classroom play-readings and discussions for high schools, colleges and women’s organizations.

Suffrage and voting rights workshop

The characters in We Did It For You! demonstrated grit and determination as they stood up for the moral issues of their day. Thousands fought for enfranchisement or the right to vote. What personality traits were needed for the 72-year battle for the 19th Amendment? Will those traits help us in today’s fragmented culture? The more we are divided, the easier it will be for our rights to be taken away. When we understand the limitations placed on us by the legacy of our patriarchal society, then we are armed with knowledge of where and how to break down barriers.

 

Using the strength of the characters in We Did It For You!, participants in this 3-hour workshop will find ways to talk across the political divide. Don’t allow the erosion of your rights, these rights fought so hard for by thousands and thousands of strong women. There is much work to be done; by being true to the sacred trust we have been given by our foremothers, we can face the future together.

Check out our home page for offerings of this workshop or contact us to schedule this workshop for your organization.

Women
and the environment workshop

We’ve been living in a social and political system that treats women as second-class citizens. And yet, women have stood up for the moral issues of the day through the centuries such as: independence, civil rights and equal rights. Today’s moral issue is the climate emergency. And we believe if people like Susan B. Anthony and Betty Friedan were alive today, they would be fighting for a livable planet. Bella Abzug, one of the most influential members of congress who stood for peace, women’s rights and human rights, was a dedicated environmentalist (she co-authored the Water Pollution Act of 1972).

Using the strength of the characters in We Did It For You!, participants will address the personal resistance they encounter as they work for environmental justice. We look to the past in order to create a future. One workshop at a time we will change our culture–to be true to the sacred trust we have been given by our foremothers.

Check out our home page to see upcoming offerings of this workshop or contact us to schedule one for your organization.