August 24, 2021

Legislative Briefing: Arts Are Essential in Our Schools

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Thursday, January 14 | 9:00am-10:00am

Join the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable for a convening of policymakers, cultural workers, and arts educators on the current realities and potential of arts education in NYC schools. Attendees will hear from teachers and leaders in the field of arts in education as well as gain new insights into policy recommendations to support equity in our schools.  We hope you will join us for this holistic look at why access to arts education and the arts is essential for NYC’s 1.1 million students.

This convening will feature Q&A discussion and a special student performance from Roundtable Member, National Dance Institute. This event is open to Roundtable members and government officials.


Commissioner Gonzalo Casals, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer
, New York City Council (District 26)
Council Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo, New York City Council (District 35)
Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr., New York City Council (District 36)Robyne Walker Murphy, Executive Director, Groundswell
Naomi Avadanei, Drama Teacher, NYC Department of Education
Sindy Castro, Teaching Artist & Co-Founder of Jugando N Play
Kimberly Olsen, Executive Director, NYC Arts in Education Roundtable
Gary Padmore, Director of Education and Community Engagement, NY Philharmonic

Featuring a special student performance from National Dance Institute!