Meet Saharra Dixon
Saharra is a Community-engaged Theatre Artist, Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Public Health researcher, writer, and drummer exploring the impact of art and culture on health and health research for public health, social justice, community-building and resiliency.
Drawing on philosophies and theories such as social justice as public health, reproductive justice, Black feminism, radical self care, and collectivism, Saharra is passionate about the arts’ ability to heal, inspire, and foster change across cultures and lifespans. She’s fascinated with the arts’ ability to dismantle systems of oppression and tackle social inequities in health.
Through The Dramatic Health Educator, she offers a variety of programming and workshops for children, teens, young adults, and Women.
I’m passionate about using theatre, art, and storytelling for health, social justice, & community-building. I offer Consulting services and Workshops for local health departments, schools, community centers, nonprofits, students, youth and more!
I empower communities to creatively engage in their own learning process, especially Black and Brown populations. With this, I am adamant about upholding critical pedagogy in health education. I actively work to put the “public” back into “public health”, as I guide community members and students in their own change processes, harnessing their own art and culture in the process
Keep scrolling to see new workshops, program highlights, and more!
The #StayHome Project
Exploring everyday experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic through a theatrical lens using a community-based participatory action methodology
Read our article in ArtsPraxis Volume 7 Issue 2a
Soul Circle Arts
A Women’s Arts in Health Collective, creating brave spaces for Women and Girls of Color to explore health and justice through art, performance, and storytelling
We’re Having a Party!
Workshopping an immersive theatre in health education experience for the very young, exploring what it means to make healthy and strong choices for love of ourselves and our communities
Within the arts lies a powerful but largely untapped force for healing. The arts and science are two sides of the same coin, which is our shared humanity. Our ability to live fulfilling, healthy lives depends on bringing these two forces togetherVivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA 19th Surgeon General of the United States
“Great Work on this Project”
Britton re: The #StayHome Project
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