Jane Paul, Director of the Bachelor of Arts Urban Studies Concentration, Teaching Faculty in the
MA in Urban Sustainability Program, and Co-Chair of the Bridge Program Council, recently spoke on a panel at Casa 0101 Theatre on art and environmental justice. The panel was a follow up to the play An Enemy of the Pueblo at the Casa 0101 theatre in Boyle. The panel discussed the value of theater to raising awareness and building power in the fight for public health and justice.
Enemy of the Pueblo is a modern adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. Written by Josefina Lopez author of Real Women Have Curves, it is about a shaman woman in the border town of Milagros who warns the people about the poisoning of their water, only to be ostracized for revealing local corruption and an economic crisis.
Other panelists included Stephen Mejia-Carranza, Policy and Advocacy Manager for Friends of the LA River; Paula L Cizmar, Playwright and faculty in the USC School of Dramatic Arts; and Corky Dominguez, Director at Casa 0101.