In this town hall, National Executive Board member Karen Salvador will briefly present information on divisive concepts laws and describe a proposed format for reporting information on divisive concepts laws to MEAs and members. The report structure will be sectioned out to include information on the laws and how other professional organizations are responding, and information and resources from NAfME member experts regarding culturally responsive pedagogy, repertoire diversity, social and emotional learning in music, teacher recruitment and retention, and navigating local and state policies.
After this brief presentation, Karen, NAfME President Scott Sheehan, NAfME Immediate Past President and Chair of the Equity Committee Mackie Spradley, and NAfME Executive Director Chris Woodside will open the floor to listen to member responses regarding this report. The intent of this NAfME Town Hall on Divisive Concepts Laws is aimed at identifying and communicating facts and views surrounding these concepts. We will try to answer questions, and we invite stories of experiences.