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NMSU Theatre, Beloved Community team up


The New Mexico State University Theatre Department is again partnering with Beloved Community to provide low stakes, fun and creative workshops exploring human expression through theater games and exercises, said NMSU Theatre Arts assistant professor Nichole Hamilton, who is coordinating the workshops with NMSU Theatre Arts associate professor Larissa Lury.

Fall 2021 semester workshops will be held 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Nov. 8 in the rehearsal hall on the second floor of the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave. The workshops also will be available via Zoom through the link us02web.zoom.us/j/3858834521.

Beloved Community was created in 2013 after state Sen. Bill Soules, D-Doña Ana, introduced state Senate Memorial 20, which created a task force and generated state funding for a demonstration project to serve community residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“Beloved Community was founded to build bridges between those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those who are neurotypical,” according to the organization’s mission statement. “Using collaborative art projects, volunteer efforts and civic actions, we encourage people from all walks of life to join together. Because Beloved Community believes each one of us is enriched by friendship and association with those both like and unlike us. A rich, fully functional society not only has room for every individual, it requires the participation of each one of us.”

 The term “beloved community” was coined by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For more information, contact Hamilton at nyh@nmsu.edu and Lury at llury@nmsu.edu.

 Visit www.belovedcommunitylc.org.