Date of Award

Spring 2023

Document Type

Restricted Multi-media

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Self-Determined Majors

First Advisor

Gwen D'Arcangelis

Second Advisor

Lisa Grady-Willis


Movement, Daoism, and Social Action is an interdisciplinary senior self-determined Social Justice Studies project that resulted in a research paper and pilot movement workshop. Leventhal wishes to create a social action-oriented movement workshop. To do so, she wrote the research paper, "'Stepping on Each Other's Toes': An Analysis of Cultural Appropriation Through Chinese Medicine and Internal Arts Practices & Possible Applications for Social Action". The paper reviews existing literature on cultural appropriation, applies key concepts to case studies of East Asian cultural appropriation, and analyzes them to construct new theory on how to share culture without reproducing harm. Leventhal then uses these new guidelines to design and facilitate her workshop, titled "Movement, Daoism, and Social Action".

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Workshop Outline.docx (555 kB)
Workshop outline for "Movement, Daoism, and Social Action" pilot movement workshop class

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Flyer for "Movement, Daoism, and Social Action"