The Power of Stories is an archive of projects submitted every year to Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Statewide Convening. It showcases work created throughout California highlighting the power of individual and collective efforts to promote health and demonstrates how stories have the power to re-imagine and transform our communities. Produced in partnership with the California Endowment.
Project Submitted by: Eastside Arts Alliance
Project Summary: Members of Mujeres Unidas y Activas use teatro in their fight for basic workers rights.
BHC Site: East Oakland
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) partner with the Eastside Arts Alliance to explore how guerrilla theater can help them share their stories and promote the domestic workers bill of rights. Theater instructor Eden Silva Jequinto ties the history of Guerrilla Theater in American political movements to the work being done by the women of the MUA and other social justice movements.