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The 3rd Annual Arts Education Symposium on Anti-Racism returns with keynote speaker Ivory Toldson Ph.D., national director of Education Innovation and Research for the NAACP, professor of counseling psychology at Howard University and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Negro Education.

Participate in healing and learning sessions in affinity spaces with expert facilitators, collaborate in anti-racism arts education breakouts for each arts discipline, and more!

Contact info@aems-edu.org for more information.

2023 SYMPOSIUM PRESENTERS

AEMS's Symposium represents an exciting convening of experts and specialists in arts education from statewide and nationwide organizations.

 

Organizations appearing at the Symposium include:

  • Teaching Artist Guild (TAG),

  • Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic (TAMA)

  • National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)

  •  Maryland Dance Education Association (MDEA),

  • National Association for Music Educators (NAfME)

  •  Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA)

  • American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE)

  • Maryland Theatre Education Association (MTEA)

  • National Art Education Association (NAEA)

  • Maryland Art Education Association (MAEA)

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

 

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

PRE-SYMPOSIUM SOUND EXPERIENCE

with Rebecca Kelly G

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

SYMPOSIUM WELCOME

with Rachel McGrain,

AEMS Executive Director

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr. Ivory Toldson

12:15 PM - 1:30PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

RACE-EQUITY FACILITATION

with Dr. David Fakunle 

&  Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

RACE 101 LEARNING SPACE

with Amy Smith

 

HEALING SPACE FOR PEOPLE OF THE GLOBAL MAJORITY 

wtih Rebecca KellyG

 

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

ANTI-RACIST PEDAGOGY SESSIONS - BY DISCIPLINE

Community Arts: Miko Lee & Khaleshia Thorpe-Price

Dance: Susan McGreevy-Nichols & Karen Kuebler

Music: Debbie Confredo & Brian Schneckenberger

Theatre: Alexis Truitt & Julian Lazarus

Visual Arts: Paula Liz & Rachel Valsing

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On November 13, 2021 AEMS hosted a a day of exciting, insightful, and compelling experiences to deepen Maryland arts educators' understanding of anti-racism and abolitionist teaching in arts education, produced in partnership with Baltimore Corps.

The virtual symposium included keynote speaker Gloria Ladson Billings, breakout sessions focusing on racial equity facilitation, small group affinity spaces, and arts education centered workshops to address national trends that may affect the classroom.

We encourage everyone to continue deepening their understanding of anti-racist and abolitionist teaching in arts education.

 

View Nikole Hannah-Jones’ presentation of The 1619 Project: Confronting Hard Truths during the 2022 Baltimore City Lit Festival here.

PRESENTERS

Baltimore Corps Race-Equity

  • Maryam Abdul-Kareem

  • Dr. David Olawuyi Fakunle, Ph.D.

Healing/Learning Space

  • Rebecca KellyG

  • Amy Smith

Community Arts

  • Miko Lee

  • Jennifer Ridgway

  • Khaleshia Thorpe-Price

Dance

  • danna bellah

  • Susan McGreevy-Nichols

  • Sonia Synkowski

Music

  • J. J. Norman​

Theatre

  • Steven Barker

  • Sherri Fisher 

  • Ray Yang

Visual Arts

  • Julie Ann Hawk

  • Alexis Truitt