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Your Donation to Just Act will help us do so much in 2022:

  • Build stronger community-based and community-led programs and resources to support residents to participate.
  • Help Just Act offer Theatre of the Oppressed training at greatly discounted rates to under-resourced individuals and groups.
  • Support the launch of a Theatre of the Oppressed Facilitators’ cohort of Black and Brown community activists and organizers.

If you would like to support our work through a donation, you can Donate Online or mail a check to 5528 Pulaski Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144.

Gratefully yours, in creative action,

Lisa Jo & the Just Act Board

Just Act's Executive & Artistic Director in the news

Dr. Lisa Jo Epstein, our Executive & Artistic Director, was named on of 45 local leaders here in Philadelphia making real change.

Just Act at Arcadia University

Lisa Jo, our Executive & Artistic Director, has been an adjunct at Arcadia University in the Department of Education since 2016. Last year, during Covid, Just Act was in “zoom” residence at Arcadia’s Center for Teaching, Learning and Mentoring, during which we directed an Ensemble of students, faculty and staff to create online Forum Theatre pieces and Story Circles to engage their peers in interrogating and interrupting racism through an intersectional lens on campus. 

We want to express deep gratitude for Just Act’s Board Chair Ellen Skilton for being a fantastic ambassador of our work. We are honored to work with Ellen both on Just Act’s Board and at Arcadia’s Center for Teaching, Learning and Mentoring which she fearlessly leads.

We are pleased to share this link to an article about Lisa Jo and Just Act’s work at Arcadia from their website.

How's your voice gonna matter if you don't vote

A collaboration between Just Act with PA Youth Vote and Philly Neighborhood Networks, Summer-Fall 2021

Make your own forum theatre ensemble

 

I attended the Just Act State of the Union community gathering last week. It was an excellent representation of the diverse experiences and identities within our community. Lisa Jo Epstein and the Just Act(ors) organized the potential in the room in a way that made us all feel like the time we just spent together was not just well worth it, but worthy enough of passing forward to others. We all came in as strangers and left as friends who participated in a grand experience. From the casual introductions and the actors instruction to the group dialogue and ending cipher, the joyful energy and critical dynamism of a small village was constant. Refreshingly the steady contribution of ideas were just among the best of what could be found in our social marketplace. The experience just made you better prepared to return and continue your best work in other spaces as it reinforced how our actions matter and that we are not alone in the effort to make ourselves and our communities a better place to live.

Anthony Dandridge

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