Nov
14
9:30 AM09:30

81st Conference for Community Arts Education

Building Radical Solidarity Towards Liberation:
A Pre-conference for Community Arts Educators and Administrators of Color

Solidarity has a critical role in advancing racial justice, and grounding the work of people of color as liberation leaders. We also know that arts and culture are powerful tools for addressing our most pressing challenges. For real change to manifest in our lives, communities, and organizations we must understand structures of racism, and examine the ways in which anti-Blackness undermines our efforts. In this session, we will:

  •   Explore intersectionality as a source of strength

  •   Restore practices that build trust, safety and promote healing

  •   Establish systems of support, accountability, and transparency

  •   Decolonize our approaches to organizational processes

  •   Apply creative and trauma informed principles to cultivate liberatory practices

    Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how racism and intersecting oppressions play out in their organizations, ultimately causing harm and negatively impacting staff and communities. We will work towards a shared vision for racial justice rooted in the collective power and agency we have to dismantle systems of oppression, and imagine new approaches for the ways we organize.

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Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

National Race and Pedagogy National Conference

RACE AND FILM

Radically Re-Imagining the Project of Justice: Narratives of Rupture, Resilience, and Liberation

Every four years, the University of Puget Sound and the Race & Pedagogy Institute welcome more than 2,000 local, regional, national, and international participants to engage issues of race and to discuss the impact of race on education. Each conference builds on the success of the last and contributes new perspectives to the conversation. Join us, September 27 - 29, 2018, to explore the theme Radically Re-Imagining the Project of Justice: Narratives of Rupture, Resilience, and Liberation. Major sub-themes are: Rupturing the Logics of Domination: Urgencies in the Project of Justice; Undoing Miseducation: Reclaiming and Rewriting Narratives of Liberation; and Radical Transformations: New Publics, New Social Contracts.

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Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

Un/locked: Healing Trauma Through Story and Art

A healing arts workshop using storytelling and creativity to address the connection between prison culture and the mind prisons/body prisons/structural prisons communities of color navigate daily.  Presented by the Visionary Justice StoryLab in collaboration with the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas. Facilitated by Shontina Vernon. 

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Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Un/locked: Healing Trauma through Story and Art

A healing arts workshop using storytelling and creativity to address the connection between prison culture and the mind prisons/body prisons/structural prisons communities of color navigate daily.  Presented by the Visionary Justice StoryLab in collaboration with the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas. Facilitated by Shontina Vernon. 

Location; Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

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