Upcoming Affinity Group Meetings
On Monday, June 1, 2020, the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable hosted an informal Arts Education community meeting in response to the racial violence against Black individuals and communities in our country.
The week of June 15 we continued the work by hosting individual affinity group meetings throughout the week. We have continued hosting regular affinity group spaces to support actively dismantling the systems of racial oppression in our field and beyond. Please refer to the schedule below to find an upcoming meeting:
|Black Affinity Group||Non-Black POC Affinity Group||White Affinity Group|
|Tuesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm ET||Thursdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm ET||Alternating Mondays & Fridays|
|January 12||January 14||January 15 (F) @ 12:00pm|
|January 26||January 28||January 25 (M) @ 4:00pm|
|**All Affinity Groups Meeting 2/9**||**All Affinity Groups Meeting 2/9**||February 8 (M) @ 4:00pm|
|February 23||February 25*** Meeting time moved to 1:30-2:30pm ET||February 22 (M) @ 4:00pm|
|March 9||March 11||March 12 (F) @ 12:00pm|
|March 25||March 22 (M) @ 4:00pm|
|May 11||May 6||May 7 (F) @ 12:00pm|
|May 18||May 20||May 17 (M) @ 4:00pm|
|**All Affinity Groups Meeting 6/1**||**All Affinity Groups Meeting 6/1**||June 4 (F) @ 12:00pm|
|June 15||June 17||June 14 (M) @ 4:00pm|
We invite you to join us and encourage you to invite colleagues from your organization. Attendance at previous Affinity Group Meetings is not necessary. One-time registration is required, and gives access to the full series of meetings. Sign up for each individual meeting is no longer required.
***PLEASE NOTE: No affinity group meetings will be held in April due to the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable’s annual Face to Face conference.
All Affinity Groups Check-Ins
The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable will also host regular check-in meetings for these race-based affinity groups. These meetings will occur in place of the correlating week’s individual affinity group meetings. Please refer to the schedule below:
Tuesday, February 9 – 4:00-5:30pm ET
Tuesday, March 23 – 4:00-5:30pm ET
Tuesday, June 1 – 4:00-5:30pm ET
Why Affinity Groups?
“Affinity groups are an effective means through which people can reaffirm and explore aspects of their identity, as well as provide each other guidance and support for interacting with those who might not share, understand, or respect that identity,” (from RacialEquityTools.org).