COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE
Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 9 am - 1 pm
Albany Museum of Art Willson Auditorium
RSVP early. This program is limited to 32 guests.
The 4th Courageous Conversations about Race is a communitywide program set for 9 am-1 pm on Saturday, May 15, 2021 in the Willson Auditorium at the Albany Museum of Art.
While the last two iterations have focused on high school students, this year’s program will be held for teens and adults in our community. We will offer refreshments throughout the program. We expect to have space for a maximum of 32 participants. The program is free, but a $10 donation is suggested.
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The program again will be facilitated by Gloria J. Wilson, Ph.D., and Sara Scott Shields, Ph.D.
Wilson is an assistant professor of Art & Visual Culture Education at the University of Arizona. She is chair of Committee on Multiethnic Concerns, National Art Education Association, and the co-director of Arizona Arts, Racial Justice Studio.
Scott Shields is an art education associate professor and department chair at Florida State University.
The current socio-political climate in the United Sates has reignited conversation about race and racism. K-12 educators have continued to express concern over the impact of colorblind attitudes and policy on student outcomes and their communities.
As a means of addressing these concerns, this session facilitates discussions among members of our community, placing race at the center by using works of art as a catalyst toward deeper understanding of the intersection of racial identity, politics and social and educational outcomes in America.