Politics & Social Issues. Social issues. Political Issues of 2016. 10 Issues That Will Shape The World In 2016. The end of 2015 leaves many of the year's most significant issues still very much in flux, including the reform of U.S. gun control laws, the fates of thousands of Syrian refugees, and the legal status of massive startups like Uber and Airbnb.
Here's our list of some of the most crucial topics facing the world in 2016: The Refugee Crisis As hundreds of thousands of people flee violence in Syria, governments in Europe and the U.S. are grappling with how to resettle them. Many Syrians are seeking refuge in Europe, and President Obama has pledged that the U.S. will accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year.
Climate Change Just like 2014 before it, 2015 was the hottest year on record. Data Security This year we learned that no institution is safe from hackers: not the U.S. government, not health insurance companies—not even children's toys. The U.S. America has already begun its long election season, and the presidential race will be an inescapable topic throughout 2016. Plays and Musicals about Issues Facing Youth Today. Pioneer Drama Service is proud to offer a wide selection of thought-provoking plays about social values, life choices, and their consequences.
Many of these plays, without being preachy or trite, open up discussions about ethics, remaining true to yourself, friendship, love, and loss. Other plays have timely, topical themes such as bullying, gossip, gangs, teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse, divorce, depression, suicide, and more. All are ideal for contest or other dramatic presentations. Pioneer Drama Service proudly carries 60 social awareness plays about a variety of social issues affecting teens and youths.
I Have a Dream A Readers Theatre Piece Cast: Flexible cast of 13-27 Set/Time: Bare stage / About 30 minutes The epic events of the 1950s and 1960s that brought freedom and equality to black citizens are revisited in this dramatic narrative. Just Like Us Cast: Flexible cast of 16 Set/Time: Bare stage / About 30 minutes This play teaches about prejudice.
New contemporary dance piece examines recent issues on race relations: Spring 2015: News: Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs: Indiana University. New contemporary dance piece examines recent issues on race relations Sunday, January 11, 2015 By Joel Pierson, H-T Theater columnist | The Herald-Times Since the The Indiana University Department of Theater and Drama became The Indiana University Department of Theater, Drama, and Contemporary Dance, I’ve been including their dance performances in this column.
I’m the first to admit that I don’t know as much about dance as I do about theater, but the good folks at the department shared some valuable information with me this week, which I will share with you. This is good, because their upcoming performance sounds like a powerful, can’t-miss presentation. It’s called “Encounters & Collisions,” and it features almost 60 dancers from the students and faculty, led by five choreographers and two guest artists.
Elizabeth Shea, director of the Contemporary Dance Program, is the voice of authority on all things dance in the department. Notes on Metamodernism. (Above: Gift with Steven van Watermeulen and Elsie de Brauw) Trying to point out what constitutes contemporary theatre is a difficult task.
When I asked Johan Simons, artistic director of the ‘Münchner Kammerspiele’ (a theatre that is known for its up-to-date, experimental and avant-garde performances) in a talk on culture on February, 9th 2012 in Munich, he advocated the freedom of the arts instead, meaning not only the sujet of the plays, but also the way they are interpreted and performed on stage: “Each play speaks to you [to the director]. The story itself tells you how to organize it, where to put the emphasis on and what kind of atmosphere you can create with it. Drama: Contemporary Drama. Breac.nd. Home - Refugee Council of Australia. Refugee Facts - Asylum Seekers Facts. 13 facts about refugees and asylum seekers should know Understand the facts about refugees and asylum seekers and help dispel myths and misunderstandings.
What's the difference between an asylum seeker, a refugee and a migrant? Are people who seek asylum and come to Australia by boat 'illegal'? Does Australia have more asylum claims than other countries? Find out the answers to these common questions and more so you can separate the fact from the fiction. What is the difference between an asylum seeker, a refugee and a migrant? What is an Asylum seeker? Fact: A refugee is a person who has fled persecution, has sought protection and has been granted refugee status.
What is a Migrant? Fact: A migrant is a person who chooses to leave their country, generally to seek work, undertake study or be reunited with family. Are people who seek asylum and come to Australia by boat 'illegal'? Fact: No, they are not. This can put their lives and their families' lives at risk.2 Fact: No. Fact: Yes.