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Using Ethnotheater as a Tool for Change

  • 06 Jun 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 74


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Introducing the 3rd workshop in MNEA's 3-part virtual series on Art Based Evaluation to enhance your knowledge and skills.

Register for the third presentation! Information and registration are below. All are welcome to attend at no additional cost -- MNEA membership is not required to attend this event! ASL interpretation will also be available during the workshop.


This 60-min lecture will dive deep into arts-based research praxis using ethnotheater as a way of knowing. This lecture will use Dr. Durrell Cooper's own research on the examination of the phenomena of Hip Hop education as a case study. Participants will examine how arts-based research can be used as a tool for change by centering the voices of those most impacted by various systemic challenges. Participants will gain practical applications in using arts-based research to inform their evaluation work. This lecture will be followed by a 10-min Q&A.

This workshop specifically addresses the following AEA Evaluator Competencies:

  • Competency 1.8: Identifies how evaluation practice can promote social justice and the public good.
  • Competency 2.8: Involves stakeholders in designing, implementing, interpreting, and reporting evaluations as appropriate.
  • Competency 2.10: Collects data using credible, feasible, and culturally appropriate procedures.
  • Competency 2.11: Analyzes data using credible, feasible, and culturally appropriate procedures.
  • Competency 4.10: Uses technology appropriately to support and manage the evaluation.
  • Competency 5.5: Attends to the ways power and privilege affect evaluation practice.
  • Competency 5.7: Facilitates constructive and culturally responsive interaction throughout the evaluation.


Dr. Durell Cooper is one the nation's leading cultural strategists and is the Founder and CEO of Cultural Innovation Group; a boutique consulting agency specializing in systems change and collaborative thought leadership. He is also the creator and host of the web series, Flow and the podcast Fluency w/ Dr. Durell Cooper; an adjunct instructor at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, New York University, and The City College of New York. Durell completed the Impact Program for Arts Leaders (IPAL) at Stanford University in 2018. He is a member of the Diversity Scholars Network at the National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan. Durell earned a B.F.A from Southern Methodist University, and both a M.A & Doctorate of Education from New York University.



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