MINDS IN MOTION IN TACNA, PERU:
MOVEMENT AS TOOL FOR CURRICULUM
From 2012 to 2013, as an Adjunct Faculty member of the University of San Francisco Performing Arts and Social Justice Program, Laurel co-coordinated and co-facilitated a study-abroad immersion program in Tacna, Peru. Working closely with classroom teachers, USF undergraduate students, and Spanish-speaking school administration, Laurel co-designed a series of movement and dance classes to support the academic curriculum of the Colegio Miguel Pro elementary school. She also taught after-school classes at the high school exploring conflict resolution through choreography, and facilitated the USF student experience through the critical lens of decolonizing service learning and engaging Freirean pedagogy in international performing arts exchange.