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Registration will open on Friday, March 12 at 12:00pm ET.

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Thursday, April 8
 

4:00pm EDT

Keynote Address & Conference Opening: Seeding Resilience in Arts Education
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.

Speakers
avatar for Sergio Jimenez

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

Writer
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
Zoom Webinar
 
Monday, April 12
 

10:00am EDT

Hip Hop Connects: What's Real, What's Relevant!
This workshop will offer creative hip hop-based tools and activities that can be added to a culturally relevant teaching approach in connecting professionals to their students. Utilizing these tactics helps establish a social learning environment for students to learn from one another through their own intimate cultural experiences. This inclusion-focused workshop helps reframe traditional teaching methods by using hip hop fundamentals to relate to students and deliver effective instructions that are fun and intriguing to a young mind.

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

Speakers
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Sheikia "Purple" Norris

Director, Hip Hop Education Programs, New Jersey Performing Arts Center
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Malik Whitaker

Teaching Artist, New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Malik Whitaker was born and raised in Newark, NJ. From a very young age his parents recognized his passion and talent as an artist and enrolled him in several workshops and art classes. His illustrations have appeared in many poetry books and publications. He is also an accomplished... Read More →


Monday April 12, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom Meeting

11:30am EDT

Show Your Face: Post-Session Chat on Instagram Live
Show Your Face after Hip Hop Connects: What's Real, What's Relevant! 

Join @nycaier on Instagram Live right after the session ends to connect and debrief with your fellow attendees! This post-session chat will be hosted by a representative from the Face to Face 2021 Conference Committee, and viewers will be invited to join the live broadcast to share their thoughts, insights, and questions.

Monday April 12, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Instagram Live - @nycaier

4:00pm EDT

Community Grief Ritual with Bernadette Pleasant
In our modern world, grief, death and loss are considered taboo topics; they are not to be discussed or expressed. Not only that, but if acknowledged, grief is considered a private matter, only to be experienced alone. But when we don’t grieve, we end up living numbed-out, half-lived versions of our lives. And when we only grieve alone, we miss out on the support and healing available to us when we grieve in community. Come dressed to move in this workshop centered on healing and release.  

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

Speakers
avatar for Bernadette Pleasant

Bernadette Pleasant

Creator, The Emotional Institute and Femme!
Spirited and energetic, Bernadette Pleasant is a fiery and sensual speaker, somatic healer, Founder of The Emotional Institute and Creator of Femme!, a mind-body wellness program and 400 Years, a somatic-based anti-racism program. She is known for channeling her personal journeys... Read More →


Monday April 12, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Thursday, April 15
 

10:00am EDT

Insights from the Field: Centering Disability Identity for Students of the Arts with Disabilities
All young people should have access to arts training and feel empowered by the work they create. Roundabout Theatre Company Director of Audience Services Sarah Hom will moderate this discussion between two industry leaders who share practical skills that can be integrated into your curriculum. Access Acting Academy Executive Director Marilee Talkington will share lessons from the creation of online acting classes for students who are blind/have low vision, while artist/educator Nancy Rourke will share about her experiences as a Deaf person and artist, explore advocacy around disability rights for people who are Deaf, and touch on the De’VIA (Deaf View / Image Art) curriculum, a genre of visual art that intentionally represents the Deaf experience and Deaf culture.

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

Speakers
avatar for Sarah J. Hom

Sarah J. Hom

Director of Audience Services, Roundabout Theatre Company
Sarah J. Hom is Roundabout Theatre Company’s Director of Audience Services and a steering committee member for Museum, Arts and Access Consortium (MAC) in New York City. She is passionate about and dedicated to increasing accessibility, equity, and inclusion in the arts. Prior to... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Rourke

Nancy Rourke

Artist
Nancy Rourke is an internationally known Deaf artist and activist. She attended the Rochester Institute of Technology graduating with a MFA in graphic design and painting. In addition to being a full-time professional artist, she frequently does paintings during artist-in-residence... Read More →
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Marilee Talkington

Executive Director, Access Acting Academy
Marilee has been heralded as a pioneer and thought leader, as an actor and creator, and as an international advocate and activist for disability representation in the arts. She holds an M.F.A. in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater and has originated over 80 roles on both... Read More →


Thursday April 15, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom Webinar

11:30am EDT

Show Your Face: Post-Session Chat on Instagram Live
Show Your Face after Insights from the Field: Centering Disability Identity for Students of the Arts with Disabilities 

Join @nycaier on Instagram Live right after the session ends to connect and debrief with your fellow attendees! This post-session chat will be hosted by a representative from the Face to Face 2021 Conference Committee, and viewers will be invited to join the live broadcast to share their thoughts, insights, and questions.

Thursday April 15, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Instagram Live - @nycaier

12:30pm EDT

Community Dine Around #1: Aligned Actions Worksheet Sharing
Join us for this community dine-around, an opportunity to connect in small breakout groups with other conference-goers!

This Dine-Around space will be casual and unstructured, and will be used to share an Aligned Actions Worksheet created by the NYCAIER Advocacy Committee. The worksheet is a tool designed for the arts education community to assess alignment with the List of Demands for Centering Black Women's Leadership in Arts Education. The worksheet also provides ample resources and is designed to help generate concrete action steps for moving forward.

This will also be an open space for conversation, networking, and making connections. Feel free to bring your lunch!

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

Speakers
avatar for David King

David King

Program Director, School & Community Partnerships, Community-Word Project
David King is an interdisciplinary artist and facilitator whose advocacy lives at the intersection of the arts, education, and social justice. He is committed to youth development and cultural equity guided by anti-racist principles. He was born and raised on the ancestral lands of... Read More →
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Rachel Watts

Executive Director, ArtsConnection
Rachel Watts is currently the Executive Director of ArtsConnection, one of the oldest and largest arts education organizations in New York City. She has held multiple leadership positions, including Director of Programs at ArtsConnection, Director of Education at Ballet Hispanico... Read More →
avatar for Katie Palmer

Katie Palmer

Executive Director, Together in Dance
Katie Palmer is a Teaching Artist, Arts Administrator, Theater Maker and Arts Advocate. A native of San Diego, CA, she is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama, Minor in Business Administration. She joined Together in Dance in 2014 as a Teaching Artist... Read More →


Thursday April 15, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Zoom Meeting

4:00pm EDT

Digital Branding and Career Sustainability
This workshop is designed to teach best practices and innovative approaches for individual artists to enhance their personal brand, grow their audiences with values-driven content, and leverage revenue streams in a 21st-century landscape. Takeaways include the essential elements of an artist statement, composing a visual identity for owned media, serving your community, diving into the nuts of bolts of a social media strategy, and exploring other digital strategies.

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

Speakers
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Ceylon Mitchell II

Founder, M3 Mitchell Media and Marketing LLC
Ceylon Mitchell II is a professional flutist, arts entrepreneur, educator, and arts advocate in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Committed to culturally competent performances that promote traditionally marginalized communities, particularly those from Black and Latinx identities... Read More →


Thursday April 15, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom Meeting

5:30pm EDT

Show Your Face: Post-Session Chat on Zoom
Show Your Face after Digital Branding and Career Sustainability 

Stick around in the Zoom room right after the session ends to connect and debrief with your fellow attendees! This post-session chat will be hosted by NYCAIER's Communications and Resource Manager Molaundo Jones, and viewers will be invited to share their thoughts, insights, and questions.

Thursday April 15, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Instagram Live - @nycaier
 
Monday, April 19
 

10:00am EDT

Art, Abolition, and Radical Imagination as Sights/Sites of Educational Transformation
This session will explore best practices in arts-based abolitionist teaching practices through an intimate discussion with Dr. Joni Acuff and Ashley Lipscomb. The discussion will cover topics such as the need to dismantle whyte supremacy culture in our schools and reimagining classrooms as a place that honors the ancestral genius of BIPOC students. The discussion will also look at practical steps teachers and teaching artists can take to advocate in their schools.

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

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Joni Boyd Acuff

Dr. Joni Boyd Acuff

Associate Professor of Arts Administration, Education and Policy, The Ohio State University
Dr. Joni Boyd Acuff (she, her, hers) is an Associate Professor of Art Education at The Ohio State University. She serves as graduate studies chair and diversity chair in the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy, where her goal has been to recruit, admit and retain... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Lipscomb

Ashley Lipscomb

CEO, The Institute for Anti-Racist Education, Inc.
Ashley Y. Lipscomb is the Co-founder & CEO of the Institute For Anti-Racist Education, Inc., and she has experience working with, motivating, and advocating for students and educators. A graduate of Hampton University (BA English and Master in Teaching), Harvard Divinity School (MDiv... Read More →


Monday April 19, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom Webinar

11:30am EDT

Show Your Face: Post-Session Chat on Zoom
Show Your Face after Art, Abolition, and Radical Imagination as Sights/Sites of Educational Transformation

Join @nycaier on Zoom right after the session ends to connect and debrief with your fellow attendees! This post-session chat will be hosted by a representative from the Face to Face 2021 Conference Committee, and viewers will be invited to join the live broadcast to share their thoughts, insights, and questions.

Monday April 19, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Zoom Meeting

4:00pm EDT

Sharing Power: Looking at Leadership Structures
This panel will explore topics related to organizational structures, decision-making models, and pay equity while interrogating systems of power that stem from whyte supremacy culture. This panel will also investigate the question, “when is it the right time for a leader to step back or step aside to allow for new ways of thinking at an organization?” The panelists will discuss a path forward that honors all of the expertise of those working within an institution.  

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

Speakers
avatar for Tim Cynova

Tim Cynova

Co-CEO, Fractured Atlas
Tim wears a multitude of hats, all in service of creating anti-racist workplaces where people can thrive. He currently is co-CEO of the U.S.-based non-profit Fractured Atlas, a 20-year-old organization that in 2013 committed to becoming anti-racist and anti-oppressive in its work... Read More →
avatar for Toya Lillard

Toya Lillard

Executive Director, viBe Theater Experience
Toya Lillard is Executive Director of viBe Theater Experience. A native Houstonian, Toya graduated from Houston’s High School for Performing and Visual Arts. She has directed plays, developed curricula, led advocacy efforts and implemented innovative teaching artist training programs... Read More →
avatar for Kerrien Suarez

Kerrien Suarez

Executive Director, Equity in the Center
Kerrien is executive director of Equity in the Center, a field-wide initiative to influence social sector leaders to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to achieve race equity. In 2018, EiC published Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture, which details management... Read More →
avatar for Brooke Whitaker-Royster

Brooke Whitaker-Royster

Independent Consultant
Brooke Whitaker-Royster is an experienced international arts consultant skillfully moving through the fine and performing arts, education, multimedia and tech sectors. Her work focuses on inspiring and creating sustainable business practices in the formation of innovative, diverse... Read More →


Monday April 19, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom Webinar

5:30pm EDT

Show Your Face: Post-Session Chat on Zoom
Show Your Face after Sharing Power: Looking at Leadership Structures

Stick around in the Zoom room right after the session ends to connect and debrief with your fellow attendees! This post-session chat will be hosted by a representative from the Face to Face 2021 Conference Committee, and viewers will be invited to join the live broadcast to share their thoughts, insights, and questions.

Monday April 19, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm EDT

Community Dine Around #2: In Solidarity with the AAPI Community
Join us for this community dine-around, an opportunity to connect in small breakout groups with conference-goers!

This Dine-Around space will be casual and unstructured, and will be centered on being in solidarity with our Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander community members. We will welcome back facilitators Beata Moon and Gaven Trinidad as guides in continuing this necessary conversation.

This will be a space for conversation, networking, and making connections. Feel free to bring your dinner!

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

Speakers
avatar for Beata Moon

Beata Moon

Composer, Pianist, Teaching Artist, Activist
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Gaven Trinidad

Community Engagement Associate; Theatremaker; Educator, New York Theatre Workshop


Monday April 19, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Thursday, April 22
 

10:00am EDT

Talking to Funders About DEI Work
This panel discussion will explore issues of systemic racism and structural oppression as it relates to the philanthropic ecosystem. Here we explore the question: how can organizations led by and primarily serving different BIPOC community members expect to be liberated by the same whyte dollars that got them into this situation? It will also explore some practical steps participants can take to build their philanthropic tribe in an increasingly digital landscape.  

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

Speakers
avatar for Durell Cooper

Durell Cooper

Founder and CEO, Cultural Innovation Group
Durell Cooper is one the nation's leading cultural strategists and is the Founder and CEO of Cultural Innovation Group; a boutique consulting agency specializing in systems change and collaborative thought leadership. He is also the creator and host of the web series, Flow. He is... Read More →
avatar for Nadia Elokdah

Nadia Elokdah

Vice President and Director of Programs, Grantmakers in the Arts
Nadia Elokdah is an urbanist and design strategist with more than a decade working at the intersection of public systems and cultural practice. Most recently she served as special projects manager with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs coordinating the City’s monuments... Read More →
avatar for Sharnita C. Johnson

Sharnita C. Johnson

Program Director, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Sharnita C. Johnson is the Arts Program Director at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. She leads the program that fosters a diverse and vibrant arts ecosystem, creates broad-based public support of the arts, and supports communities engaged in creative placekeeping in New Jersey... Read More →
avatar for Donita Volkwijn

Donita Volkwijn

Manager, Knowledge Management, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Donita Volkwijn is Manager of Knowledge Management with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors with a focus on -- and genuine passion for -- the intertwining of knowledge management and DEI, where people, process, and technology are the pillars of institutional culture change.  Her work... Read More →


Thursday April 22, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom Webinar

11:30am EDT

Show Your Face: Post-Session Chat on Zoom
Show Your Face after Talking to Funders About DEI Work

Stick around in the Zoom room right after the session ends to connect and debrief with your fellow attendees! This post-session chat will be hosted by a representative from the Face to Face 2021 Conference Committee, and viewers will be invited to join the live broadcast to share their thoughts, insights, and questions.

Thursday April 22, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Zoom Meeting

4:00pm EDT

Building an Intentional Classroom: Trans and Non-Binary Inclusion
This workshops incorporates group discussion, role play, and vocabulary building to increase our knowledge around gender identities and inclusion. We will connect the dots between gender messages we received from an early age and how we approach our personal lives and teaching practices today. Attendees will leave better equipped to consciously create an inclusive classroom dynamic that strives to ensure that all students are seen and respected.

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

Speakers
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Maybe Burke

Actor, Writer, and Human Rights Advocate, Theatre Development Fund
Maybe Burke (they/she) is an award winning actor, writer, and human rights advocate always interested in the stories that haven't been told. TV: Ramy (Hulu), Awkwafina is Nora From Queens (Comedy Central), Tales of the City (Netflix). Off Broadway: safeword. (American Theatre of Actors... Read More →
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Michael Leibenluft

Teaching Artist, Theatre Development Fund
Michael Leibenluft is an Obie Award-winning theater and film director and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Michael is a Teaching Artist for Theater Development Fund (TDF) and a Theater Consultant for the Children’s Chinese Book Garden. He has also worked as a Teaching Artist for... Read More →
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Ginger Meagher

Director of Education, Theatre Development Fund
Ginger Bartkoski Meagher (she/her/hers) is Director of TDF Education Programs. Ginger is in charge of TDF’s annual service to 11,000 middle and high school students, and oversees the five core programs: Intro to Theatre, Young Playwrights, Intro to Dance, The Wendy Wasserstein Project... Read More →


Thursday April 22, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom Meeting

5:30pm EDT

Show Your Face: Post-Session Chat on Zoom
Show Your Face after Building an Intentional Classroom: Trans and Non-Binary Inclusion

Stick around in the Zoom room right after the session ends to connect and debrief with your fellow attendees! This post-session chat will be hosted by a representative from the Face to Face 2021 Conference Committee, and viewers will be invited to join the live broadcast to share their thoughts, insights, and questions.

Thursday April 22, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Monday, April 26
 

10:00am EDT

Liberatory Practices for Entering and Building Community
This 3-hour workshop draws on Urban Bush Women’s value-centered approach for work in communities, to expand a movement of practitioners that use decolonized approaches and methodologies, moving towards self determined, liberatory engagement.

Participants should expect:
-Exploration of UBW Core Values
-Experiential learning that includes dialogue and movement activities
-Encouragement to think beyond the immediacy of tools gained to embrace understandings that with implementation and continued practice, will enhance the impact of their work, to ensure judgments don’t inadvertently privilege hierarchical values and reject our common humanity.

PLEASE NOTE: This session has limited spaces available.

This session is 3 hours in length.

This session WILL NOT be recorded.

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

Speakers
avatar for Chanon Judson

Chanon Judson

Co-Artistic Director, Urban Bush Women
CHANON JUDSON (Artistic Director)  joined the critically acclaimed Urban Bush Women in 2001. She has had the privilege of serving the company as rehearsal director, Director for UB2 – Urban Bush Women’s performing apprentice ensemble, and now furthers her work with UBW as Co-Artistic... Read More →
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Samantha Speis

Co-Artistic Director, Urban Bush Women
SAMANTHA SPEIS (Artistic Director)  joined the critically acclaimed Urban Bush Women in 2008. She is a movement artist based in New York City. She has worked with Gesel Mason, The Dance Exchange, Jumatatu Poe, Deborah Hay (as part of the Sweet Day curated by Ralph Lemon at the MoMA... Read More →


Monday April 26, 2021 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Zoom Meeting

1:00pm EDT

Show Your Face: Post-Session Chat on Zoom
Show Your Face after Liberatory Practices for Entering and Building Community

Stick around in the Zoom room right after the session ends to connect and debrief with your fellow attendees! This post-session chat will be hosted by a representative from the Face to Face 2021 Conference Committee, and viewers will be invited to join the live broadcast to share their thoughts, insights, and questions.

Monday April 26, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Zoom Meeting

4:00pm EDT

The Arts and Ancestry
The arts provide a powerful lens to understand the history and legacy of our foreparents while elucidating our own sense of self. The Museum of Chinese in America’s Education Director Lauren Nechamkin and Redhawk Native American Arts Council’s Cultural Director Clifton Matias use music, performance, and storytelling to explore personal, familial, and grander historical narratives.

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

Speakers
avatar for Nora Chen

Nora Chen

Education Manager, Museum of Chinese in America
Nora is currently the Education Manager at the Museum of Chinese in America. She comes from an academic background in the arts—receiving her B.A. in Art History, Philosophy, and Studio Art from New York University and her M.A. in Art and Art Education from Columbia University’s... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Nechamkin

Lauren Nechamkin

Director of Education, Museum of Chinese in America
Lauren Nechamkin is MOCA’s  Director of Education. She started her museum career at the New York Hall of Science, as an Explainer in their Science Career Ladder program, which cemented her fondness for unconventional education. She is a graduate of New York University’s Steinhardt... Read More →
avatar for Clifton Matias

Clifton Matias

Cultural Director, Redhawk Native American Arts Council
Indigenous Artist, Teaching Artist, Activist, Champion Hoop Dancer


Monday April 26, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Zoom Meeting

5:30pm EDT

Show Your Face: Post-Session Chat on Zoom
Show Your Face after The Arts and Ancestry

Stick around in the Zoom room right after the session ends to connect and debrief with your fellow attendees! This post-session chat will be hosted by a representative from the Face to Face 2021 Conference Committee, and viewers will be invited to join the live broadcast to share their thoughts, insights, and questions.

Monday April 26, 2021 5:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Thursday, April 29
 

10:00am EDT

The Art of Critical Love: Fostering Love and Healing in Our Learning Spaces
In bell hooks's Teaching Community, she states, "To teach in a manner that respects and cares for the souls of our students is essential if we are to provide the necessary conditions where learning can most deeply and intimately begin." In this interactive art-making workshop, we will share strategies on how to cultivate learning environments that build community through trust, care, and critical love. Workshop participants will explore the definition of critical love and create a plan on how to incorporate core principals into their classrooms.

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

Speakers
avatar for Jeannette Rodríguez Píneda

Jeannette Rodríguez Píneda

Teaching Artist, Groundswell
Jeannette Rodríguez Píneda is a Dominican-American mixed media artist and educator using antiquarian emulsion based processes as a means of remembering soils called home. They have an intergenerational teaching practice that spans across the 5 boroughs of NYC and co-authored "The... Read More →
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Robyne Walker Murphy

Executive Director, Groundswell


Thursday April 29, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom Meeting

11:30am EDT

Show Your Face: Post-Session Chat on Zoom
Show Your Face after The Art of Critical Love: Fostering Love and Healing in Our Learning Spaces

Stick around in the Zoom room right after the session ends to connect and debrief with your fellow attendees! This post-session chat will be hosted by a representative from the Face to Face 2021 Conference Committee, and viewers will be invited to join the live broadcast to share their thoughts, insights, and questions.

Thursday April 29, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Zoom Meeting

12:30pm EDT

Community Dine Around #3 : Lunch with the NYCAIER Board of Directors
Join us for this community dine-around, an opportunity to connect with Board Members of the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable.

Members of the NYCAIER Board of Directors lead the organization and are at the helm of all Roundtable committees, spearheading our efforts to serve the arts in education community. Take a look at who currently sits on the Board of Directors here.

This space will be a casual, unstructured meeting to hold space for getting to know the Roundtable's volunteer leadership. Feel free to bring your lunch, and your questions!

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

Thursday April 29, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Zoom Meeting

4:00pm EDT

Call and Response: Innovative Thinkers Propose Radical Solutions
During this TEDx-style presentation, three speakers will share their insights on how individual, organizational, and community resilience impacts the field of arts education. Each presenter will offer a radical theory of change inspired by the four pillars of the Roundtable’s Strategic Plan: Professional Development; Equity, Access, and Inclusion; Advocacy for Arts Education; and Sustainability for Arts Education. Following the presentation, attendees will break out into small groups to create actionable goals for their individual practice and the field at large. The event’s objective is for participants to walk away with an individual theory of change and for the Roundtable to better understand how it can support our members and the field at large.

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

Speakers
avatar for Rachel & Rebecca Crouch

Rachel & Rebecca Crouch

Artists
These Chicago natives were born of the seasoned and inspiring brush stroke of artist and mother, Dianne Crouch. As children, they were immediately immersed into the world of art and had no choice but to develop that natural born aptitude. They both produce work in varied media using... Read More →
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Monae Freeman

Community Organizer at Pennie's Pantry, Education Coordinator at Brooklyn Arts Council
Monae Freeman is an arts administrator, cultural producer and activist dedicated to uplifting the voices of historically marginalized artists, encouraging them to realize their full creative potential. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she received her B.A. in International Economics... Read More →
avatar for Sara Morgulis

Sara Morgulis

Director of Programs at Actionplay, Director of Education at New York City Children's Theater
Sara Morgulis is an educator, theatremaker, and consultant. She is the Director of Education at New York City Children's Theater, where she leads with her personal mission of engaging New York City students through accessible and inclusive theatre practices. She is an Adjunct Faculty... Read More →
avatar for Ayesha Williams

Ayesha Williams

Deputy Director, The Laundromat Project
Ayesha Williams is the deputy director of The Laundromat Project (The LP), a New York-based organization dedicated to making sustained investments in growing a community of multiracial, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary artists and neighbors committed to societal change by... Read More →


Thursday April 29, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Zoom Meeting
 


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