How might we use our individual experiences, capacity for empathy, and understanding of institutions and the arts to talk openly about race?
In a five-part series, educators from around the region come together to explore, reflect, and practice building spaces of racial justice and equity in both the classroom and community.
This session will draw from Dig Where You Stand, Koyo Kouoh’s exhibition within the Carnegie International. Through small group discussions, hands-on activities, and radical curating, we will take on Kouoh’s key questions: What is colonialism in the American context? How might we construct and curate relevant narratives of transformation and change?
We will start promptly at 5:05 p.m., so please account for rush-hour traffic in Oakland. Meet in Carnegie Museum of Art’s Board Room.
The series is free and open to the public, though registration is required. Dinner will be provided with a vegetarian option. Please help reduce food waste by letting us know if you need to cancel your registration.
Not quite sure what to expect? We’re here to help! Email Ani with any questions or concerns.
About the Series
The Empowered Educators Series provides a forum for teachers, educators, administrators, counselors, and the like to think critically and openly discuss topics of race, equity, bias, and pedagogy. The program promotes ongoing learning, partnerships with supporting organizations, and community building among teachers.
Carnegie Museum of Art, Center for Urban Education, Western Pennsylvania Writing Project, the Learning Instigator, and Remake Learning have joined to support educators in their approaches and abilities to facilitate thoughtful discussions about race in the classroom.
This series is supported by The Grable Foundation.
Act 48 hours are available through Carnegie Museum of Art.