Through what they teach, art teachers have a special opportunity to invite the culture of students into their classrooms. Art in its various forms, have always served as portals to conversations on culture, race, and their intersection. Individuals who develop racial literacy are able to engage in the necessary personal reflection about their racial beliefs and practices, and teach their students to do the same. Racial literacy in schools includes the ability to read, write about, discuss and interrupt situations and events that are motivated and upheld by racial inequity and bias. Sustaining racial literacy across the life span is possible by engaging in an “Archeology of the Self” – an action-oriented process requiring love, humility, reflection, an understanding of history, and a commitment to working against racial injustice.
1.5 hours Professional Development certificate available upon request
Pay what You Can
Thanks to the generous support of our funders, we are excited to offer this workshop as a “pay what you can” opportunity. Any support you provide helps to cover the costs of providing the workshop and continuing our professional development offerings. The value of this webinar is $75, however ANY amount helps to defray the costs of your participation and the participation of those unable to afford making a contribution. Advance registration is required.
This program is part of NJPAC’s Colton Institute for Training and Research in the Arts