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Cynthia Ruffin

“Exploring how to use theater as a tool for social justice was really important to me. So the idea of attending a school that has social justice as its core mission spoke to me loudly. I think it yelled for me to come to school here, and I’m really happy to be part of this community… [I had] my mind so expanded by new waves of thought…[AULA] really does change the way that I walk in the world every single day.”

Cynthia is a theater activist and performer. Beginning in the fall, Cynthia will pursue a Master of Arts in Applied Theatre at the University of London’s Central School of Speech and Drama. Her interests include collaboration, travel, taking trips out to the desert during meteor showers.


Antioch University

Since our founding 1852, Antioch University has remained on the forefront of social justice, inclusion, and equality – regardless of ethnicity, gender, creed, orientation, focus of study, or ability.

Antiochians actively reflect these shared values to inspire positive change in the world. Common Thread is where we document the stories that showcase our communities actions, so the change we work for can be shared widely.  

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