Affinity Group Series

Date: Bi-weekly through June 17
Time: Varies
Location: Zoom Meeting (Advanced registration is required.)

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 GroupNon-Black POC Affinity GroupWhite Affinity Group
Tuesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm ETThursdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm ETAlternating Mondays & Fridays
January 12January 14January 15 (F) @ 12:00pm
January 26January 28January 25 (M) @ 4:00pm
**All Affinity Groups Meeting 2/9****All Affinity Groups Meeting 2/9**February 8 (M) @ 4:00pm
February 23February 25*** Meeting time moved to 1:30-2:30pm ETFebruary 22 (M) @ 4:00pm
March 9March 11March 12 (F) @ 12:00pm
March 25March 22 (M) @ 4:00pm
May 11May 6May 7 (F) @ 12:00pm
May 18May 20May 17 (M) @ 4:00pm
**All Affinity Groups Meeting 6/1****All Affinity Groups Meeting 6/1**June 4 (F) @ 12:00pm
June 15June 17June 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

To read more on how affinity groups can be a useful tool in anti-racism education, click here or here.




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