Center for Public Service
If you haven’t noticed yet, we’ve had some really spectacular visitors from the south with us on Gettysburg’s campus the last few days! The Random Acts of Theater Company (RATCo) is a group that emerged from the Freedom Foundation in Denver, Colorado a few years ago. Their initiative involved using theater as a means for self-expression and communication, but RATCo spread because it was so successful and ultimately reached Selma, Alabama. Selma, although a major site for the Civil Rights movement, and also the site for the last battle of the civil war, has changed very little since the 1960s. The students involved with RATCo attend segregated schools– yes, still in 2013! The town is still largely segregated. In a town where there is still a lot of hate, RATCo gives people a place to love and to learn from one another. [excerpt]
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Center for Public Service, "Fearless: RATCo" (2013). SURGE. 148.
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