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.