Courageous Conversations About Race: College Edition Is Jan 13 at the AMA
The next session of Courageous Conversations About Race is for college students and college instructors. It is scheduled for 9 am-3 pm on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. The event is free thanks to generous sponsorship from United Way of Southwest Georgia through its Reimagine Albany initiative.
Registration is required because space is limited, with five openings remaining as of Dec 19. An online registration link may be found HERE.
Participants in the discussion at the Georgia Grantmakers Alliance conference were Brianna McCoy, Dougherty High School student; Anna Plowden, Westover High School graduate; Sophie Singleton, Deerfield-Windsor School student; Jovi Hall, DWS student; Leeann Feng, Lee County High School student; Jayla Carmichael, DHS student, and Tobias Brown, DHS student.
On Nov 28, the Albany area students visited other sites in the conference area, including Georgia State University, Emory University, and the High Museum of Art.
Accompanying the students on the trip were AMA Director of Education and Public Programming Annie Vanoteghem and Director of Development and Membership Chloe Hinton; United Way of Southwest Georgia President and CEO Shaunae Motley and Special Projects Manager Philip Gentry, and parents Brandi Singleton and Joshua McCoy.
"Giving these students a chance to grow their speaking skills and share their passion with such a captivated audience is priceless,” Vanoteghem, who moderated the program, said. “They received a standing ovation after pouring their hearts out and demanding change to a room of grantmakers, validating that what they do, what they feel, and the changes they want to make in our community and beyond truly matter. I cannot express how significant that moment was for them and I was filled with so much gratitude for GGA's openness to hearing from our next generation of leaders."
Emily Anne Vull, Ph.D., executive director of Resilient Georgia, a partner of United Way of Southwest Georgia, said, “I am in awe of the youth who spoke at the recent Georgia Grantmakers Alliance meeting. Their thoughts and stories about their experiences with race were honest, insightful, and truly courageous. We are grateful to the Albany Museum of Art and the United Way of Southwest Georgia for creating a space where young people from diverse backgrounds can come together to have these vital conversations that honor artistic creativity and our collective humanity.“
If you have questions about Courageous Conversations About Race or any of the AMA’s other programs, contact Vanoteghem HERE.
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