This summer Arts Ed NJ will offer a 3 part series that will give arts educators throughout the state the opportunity to immerse themselves in important topics that students, teachers, and communities face. We aim to share information, insights, encourage group interaction, and personal reflection in order to explore the ways systemic racism impacts all of us. We hope to spark awareness into action by bringing together educators, thought leaders, and allies, as we collectively interrogate racial inequities, biases, and disparities in society and in our classrooms. Our intention is to raise awareness by creating spaces and opportunities for learning, along with a learning community to share ideas and strategies that will lead to an equitable and just society.
Session Three: Amplifying Student Voices and Artists’ Voices with the Anti Racist Art Teachers Group
The foundation of racism lives in conscious and unconscious bias, both in individuals and in systems. This session will explore the phenomenon of bias and how it plays out in how we approach the artists that are shared and idolized. We will look at how our own personal life experiences have shaped the way we see the world and the world that others around us see. The work continues, where do we go from here?