May 2010 Newsletter

In This Month’s Newsletter

London, Ontario – May 19-28

The 16th Annual Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference – June 3-6
“Creating the Images of the World We Want” – An invitation for June
Paths of Initiation – August
The Blessing Next to the Wound – excerpt
Social Justice in Palestine – A thank you


London, Ontario – May 19-28

May 19-21 – London District Catholic School Board Program for Suspended and Expelled Students

Hector will faciliate workshops for students who have been suspended or expelled to identify and examine issues in their lives that affect their ability to be successful in the school system. This program is being funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education “Speak Up” grant.


May 22 – Community Workshop for educators, therapists, artists and activists who wish to explore embodied knowledge as a way to engage community and foster change by igniting the imagination.

This workshop is open to the public. Further details to follow. For more information contact Wendy Goldsmith at


May 24-28 – WOTCH- My Sister’s Place Transitional Support for women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

Over 5 days, Hector will facilitate workshops with women to identify scenes and images of oppression in their lives and will invite audiences to create dynamic and creative solutions to complex problems. The scenes will later be performed in the community and at the Sept. 25, 2010 Day of Peace and May 9-11, 2011 at the conference, “All our Sisters”, an international conference on women and homelessness taking place in London, Ontario.


The 16th Annual Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed (PTO) Conference

Austin, Texas, June 3-6, 201o

(With pre-conference workshops beginning June 1st and post-conference workshops concluding June 8th)

Hosted by: University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance


An Invitation to Puppetistas and Street Theater People to join ImaginAction in “Creating the Images of the World We Want.”

We hope to see you at the following events:

ImaginAction invites you to join us at the USSF (US Social Forum) – June 22-26, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. Click on the link below to see how ImaginAction will be participating in this event.



ImaginAction is also planning to take as many puppets and street performers to the streets of The G8/20 Leaders Summit that will be held in Huntsville, Ontario, from June 25-27, 2010.


Paths of Initiation

A Mentoring Retreat for Younger and Older Men

August 17-22, 2010

Mendocino Woodlands Camp, Mendocino, CA

Proceeds support Voices of Youth and Intercultural Projects.

For more information and registration visit the Mosaic website at: or contact the Mosaic office at: 206-935-3665.


The Blessing Next to the Wound

“I could never forget what he looked like. If I ever found him again, I would have my revenge. Short curly hair, stocky body. The thick eyebrows and a small moustache, broad shoulders, a small but noticeable belly, and penetrating greenish eyes. But when I try to picture him now, I’m confused: the image of my torturer merges with a picture of Peligro, the man who raped my brother.”

from The Blessing Next to the Wound: A Story of Art, Activism, and Transformation.

The Blessing Next to the Wound is now at the printers and will be available for purchase very soon.


Theatre for Social Justice in Palestine

A huge THANK YOU to those of you who have donated to this project since its inception. We appreciate each and every one of your contributions and value your continued support for this project.

For more information on how to donate, please visit our website at: