Organizing for health and justice through performance and community collaboration.

Mission: It is In You projects are about building more equitable access to health and justice through live performances, tailored workshops and residencies, and collaborative, community-based research.  

Methods: Led by Marie Garlock, It is In You eventsteaching, and advocacy partnerships are dedicated to connecting people to their own bodies, exactly as they are now--a vital act for those of us who face advanced illness, social crisis, or cycles of violence. 

Vision: All It is In You initiatives hope to enliven our curiosity about creativity itself--especially in unlikely places, around taboo subjects, and as led by persons living daily with health and civil rights challenges. Creativity in our stories and bodies can awaken our integrity as both political and playful; it can light up individuals' strengths and manifest in spirited collectivity.

 
Art Commissions:  live performance installations, oral history + dance/movement + theater works, multimedia poetry adaptations, community-based art + film works

Art Commissions:  live performance installations, oral history + dance/movement + theater works, multimedia poetry adaptations, community-based art + film works

Advocacy:  community-based research + creative event organizing in areas of health, environmental, racial, education, economic justice; planning and/or hosting festivals, arts-based public rituals, press events, + prayer vigils

Advocacy:  community-based research + creative event organizing in areas of health, environmental, racial, education, economic justice; planning and/or hosting festivals, arts-based public rituals, press events, + prayer vigils

Workshops:  designing + leading workshops in which participants access their stories, + explore movement + creative communication methods in topics like healthcare storytelling + stress relief, environmental justice + health communication, racial justice in educational settings, communicating amidst grief + life-threatening illness, youth organizing + public communication, compassion fatigue, health + income inequality, women's + LGBTQ leadership, interventions in gender-based violence, assets-based community development 

Workshops:  designing + leading workshops in which participants access their stories, + explore movement + creative communication methods in topics like healthcare storytelling + stress relief, environmental justice + health communication, racial justice in educational settings, communicating amidst grief + life-threatening illness, youth organizing + public communication, compassion fatigue, health + income inequality, women's + LGBTQ leadership, interventions in gender-based violence, assets-based community development 

Residencies:  performance production, public workshops, + keynote talks for conferences + colloquiums, in topics such as cancer + health communication, international development + HIV, coal + environmental justice, interfaith partnerships + conflict transformation

Residencies:  performance production, public workshops, + keynote talks for conferences + colloquiums, in topics such as cancer + health communication, international development + HIV, coal + environmental justice, interfaith partnerships + conflict transformation

Teaching:  university-level course design + leadership in topics such as cultural difference, performance + culture, social change + arts-based communication, oral history + ethnography, correlates of race + health + environment, community-engaged education, local + global service learning

Teaching:  university-level course design + leadership in topics such as cultural difference, performance + culture, social change + arts-based communication, oral history + ethnography, correlates of race + health + environment, community-engaged education, local + global service learning