Affinity Group Series (2020-2021)

January 12, 2021 - June 17, 2021

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 


Zoom meeting

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.

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.

The 2020-2021 Affinity Group Series has ended. Look up for a new schedule for the 2021-2022 season, coming soon!

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, 2021 – 4:00-5:30pm ET

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 – 4:00-5:30pm ET

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – 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

Read more on how affinity groups can be a useful tool in anti-racism education: