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Sept. 23 (5:30-7:00pm ET): Decolonizing Arts Education

Part II: Decolonizing Arts Education

Thursday, September 23, 5:30 – 7:00pm ET

In this workshop, Emi Aguilar will invite participants to engage in reflection, writing, and discussion as we work collaboratively toward decolonizing arts education practice. Emi will scaffold participants learning with a foundation in an Indigenous educator perspective. This workshop will intentionally de-center European and colonial understandings of teaching and learning. Participants will co-create a toolkit to begin their actionable work in decolonizing arts education within K-12 and community-based learning spaces.

This workshop is part of a NYC Roundtable series on Arts Education Toward Decolonization. Participants are encouraged to view the panel recording of Decolonizing the Arts Classroom in advance of this workshop, as well as sign up for the preceding session on Decentering Whiteness in Arts Education facilitated by Alisha Mernick.

Sept. 20 (5:30-7:00pm ET): Decentering Whiteness in Arts Education

Part I: Decentering Whiteness in Arts Education

Monday, September 20, 5:30 – 7:00pm ET

Decentering whiteness in our classrooms requires much more than teaching “diverse art.” In this interactive workshop, Alisha Mernick will facilitate dialogue about the history of white supremacy in art education, discuss the ways in which traditional multiculturalism in art education continues to center whiteness and cause harm, and support educators in naming and dismantling the implicit eurocentricity and white supremacy in their own classrooms. Come prepared for reflection, and dialogue.

This workshop is part of a NYC Roundtable series on Arts Education Toward Decolonization. Participants are encouraged to view the panel recording of Decolonizing the Arts Classroom in advance of this workshop, as well as sign up for the following session on Decolonizing Arts Education facilitated by Emi Aguilar.