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Thursday, April 8 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Keynote Address & Conference Opening: Seeding Resilience in Arts Education

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How do popularized notions and myths about resilience prevent us from centering joy, love, and futurity in arts education? Join Kimberly Drew and Suhaly Bautista-Carolina for a conversation about the importance of challenging and moving beyond trauma-informed frameworks. What strategies can we invoke to ensure that our work arises, and is sustained, from a starting point centered on wholeness?

Prior to the keynote conversation, Urban Word NYC's Sergio Jimenez and Nathaniel Swanson will open the conference with a spoken word performance.

This Face to Face 2021 session will include live ASL interpretation and Zoom Closed Captioning.

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Sergio Jimenez

Spoken Word Artist, Educator, Urban Word NYC
Sergio Jimenez is a spoken word artist and educator who hails from the Bronx. An alum and teaching artist with Urban Word NYC, Sergio also teaches for Cooper Union College, CityLore, Project X, Dreamyard, and a variety of public and private schools across the country. With a discipline... Read More →
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Nathaniel Isiah Swanson

Artist, Youth Activist, Urban Word NYC
Nathaniel Isiah Swanson is an artist and youth activist hailing from Brooklyn, New York. Through Urban Word NYC, he was a member of the Youth Leadership Council, the 2018 National Slam Team, a 2017 and 2018 Federal Hall Fellow and a 2019 Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador. He has performed... Read More →
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Suhaly Bautista-Carolina

Founder of Moon Mother Apothecary, Senior Managing Educator of Audience Development at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Suhaly Bautista-Carolina (she/her) is an educator, and community organizer whose work is rooted in the collective wisdom and power of community. Born in New York City [on Lenape Land] to AfroDominican parents, Suhaly’s work, which lives intentionally at the intersection of justice... Read More →
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Kimberly Drew

Kimberly Drew is an author, activist, and cultural curator. Inspired by Toni Morrison’s The Black Book, Drew is the editor of an anthology with Jenna Wortham titled Black Futures (New York: Random House, 2020), which examines how creativity relates to black cultural identity in... Read More →

Thursday April 8, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
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