A Spanish-language play about diabetes seeks to raise community
KING COUNTY, WA
– An idea proposed by a local participant of a monthly REACH diabetes
support group is being made into a Spanish-language community play to
raise awareness about diabetes among the local Latino population.
Tres Historias de la Vida, (Three Life Stories), will be Saturday,
November 18th at 2 p.m. at the Rainier Valley Cultural
Center, 3515 S. Alaska Street, Seattle, WA 98118. The play is free and
open to the public.
de la Vida
lives of three people with diabetes and their relationships with
family and friends. Using Liberation Theater technique developed by
Augusto Boal, the play relies on audience participation, empowering
individuals to find ways to change their own lives.
The play is
written by Lupita Patterson and the acting is done by community
volunteers from SeaMar’s REACH diabetes support group.
Sponsors of this
showing are the King County REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to
Community Health) 2010 Coalition, Sea Mar Community Health Centers,
Public Health - Seattle & King County, Steps to Health King County,
Consejo, Puget Sound Neighborhood Health Centers, Southeast Effective
Development and the University of Washington’s Health Promotion Research