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 Two: Appreciation vs. Appropriation with the Anti Racist Art Teachers Group
Can you define appropriation vs appreciation and why it matters. This is an introduction to global art that starts by looking at identity and appropriation. How do we explore art and be inspired by it without appropriating in a hurtful way? How does it compare to artists who are appropriated from mainstream art and western media?