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Rukhsana has developed and conducted the
following projects in various school districts and is available to teach
the concepts in a workshop format either to staff or conduct the
programs in a school setting.
This is an excellent one day
workshop Rukhsana developed with fellow dramatist/storyteller Gail
Fricker to address issues of diversity in schools with homogenous
populations. In the workshop two classes of students each develop their
own cultures with separate dress, language, greetings, dance, songs and
alphabet, then the two groups must meet in a neutral zone and try to
solve a problem they face together. The workshop explores peaceful
problem solving skills and dealing with other cultures.
Universality in Folktales
This program combines
literacy skills with storytelling and multiculturalism to explore how
stories can reach past racial and ethnic barriers to the humanity within
all of us. By focusing on story structure, teachers will learn what
makes a story universal and how to shape their stories.
This is a workshop Rukhsana
has run to facilitate new immigrants in telling their arrival stories.
It was first commissioned by Durham district school board and the
resulting stories were compiled into a publication called Journeys and
used across the school board to encourage empathy for new immigrants.