Sangre Latina




Mantel on the Table

The script “Mantel on the Table,” written and performed by the young people in one of the pilot projects, the Sangre Latina Youth Theater Group, provides another window into children’s subjective expression of environmental concerns. In this sophisticated satire, a television talk show becomes the backdrop for these Latino teenagers to say something about their community in Richmond, California–a registered Superfund site. They want to see toxic chemicals, rather than youth, discussed as the public enemies. This pilot project used theater as a venue for showcasing the results of their participatory action research.

drama [samples of writing], environmental justice movement, Latinas-Latinos

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 24, No. 3 (1997): 86-99