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Rob Petersen is an experienced advertising and marketing executive,who spent years working at major NYC ad agencies in the Omnicom and Interpublic networks, where he held leadership positions.In 2009, he started BarnRaisers,a full service digital marketing agency. BarnRaisers build brands using proven relationship principles and ROI.
Alice Hammel is a widely known music educator, author, and clinician whose experience in music is extraordinarily diverse. She teaches for James Madison and Virginia Commonwealth Universities in the areas of music education and music theory respectively, and has many years of experience teaching both instrumental and choral music in public and private schools. She has maintained a large, independent flute studio for over 25 years. 

07:965:240 Staging Resistance: Theater, Protest and Social Change

Through plays and other performance texts, videos, graphics, media accounts, and critical theory readings, this class will explore the vibrant tradition of theatricalized or staged resistance to the injustice and inequality endemic to contemporary culture. Sources include: plays and films that explicitly challenge embedded power hierarchies; radical performative disruptions such as Pussy Riot, Occupy Wall Street, and Take a Knee protests; and participatory community-engaged theater for social change. 
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