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Advancing Racial Justice within Your Organization: A Workshop for Nonprofit Managers

This is an exciting opportunity for nonprofit leaders and managers to participate in a free full-day training on Racial Justice facilitated by national experts, with concrete takeaways to apply within their own organizations.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Use language and analysis of institutional and structural racism that are commonly used in the field
  • Clarify and build buy-in for the importance of addressing racism in your organization
  • Identify the elements needed to make an effective case for addressing racism and pursuing racial justice in your organization
  • Understand how to use racial equity primes, tools and protocols to address racism and pursue racial justice
  • Consult racial equity resources to identify tools and protocols to use in your organization
  • Connect with a peer network of nonprofit leaders who are addressing racial justice
  • Develop action steps for operationalizing racial equity in your organization

Thursday, November 17, 2016
at Brooklyn Community Foundation



The Creative Time Summit-the world’s largest international conference on art and social change-found its way to Washington, D.C.! The 2016 Summit offered a platform for citizen-led strategies and grassroots movements working within, as well as disrupting, electoral politics. As we work to push forward the ideals of human rights in practice, what does it mean to actually occupy power in a future as yet unwritten?

A Few Doing Critical Work Fusing Art & Social Change Around the World:
Alicia Garza
Journal Rappé
Sheila Pree Bright
Carrie Mae Weems
Mary Kathryn Nagle
Janani Balasubramanian
Casa Taft 169 & La Maraña
Helen Mayer & Newton Harrison
Khalid Albaih & CUTURUNNERS
Thomas Frank (this speech, 30:50 – 52:20)
For Freedoms (the first artist-run super PAC)
Voices of A People’s History of the United States featuring Deva Mahal, Hari Kondabolu, Laura Gómez, Staceyann Chin & Wallace Shawn

Growing up with the Arts: A National Arts-in-Education Conference

Girl Code: Poetry, Filmmaking and Collective Impact

This April, join arts educators from around the country as we head to the sunshine state for the national arts-in-education conference, Growing Up with the Arts, April 14-16 at the luxurious Eden Roc Miami Beach resort. With three days of activities and networking events, this conference has everything you are looking for: keynote speakers who inspire, breakout sessions that focus on important issues and foster innovative ideas and site visits to some the best arts in education programs currently being offered to children in Miami.

Breakout Session
April 14-16, 2016 (Presentation on April 16)
Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort

The Business of Teaching Artistry: A Panel on Professionalism

Hosted by Community-Word Project’s Teaching Artist Training & Internship Program (TATIP)

What does professionalism look like in the Teaching Artist field?
How are the expectations of artists and arts-in-education organizations changing?
Where do we see these changes and expectations heading?

Join us for a conversation between arts-in-education Administrators and Teaching Artists as we discuss the following:

  • Tips for interviewing and building your Teaching Artist portfolio
  • Ways to establish long-term working relationships with organizations
  • Strategies for having difficult conversations
  • How to balance your artistry-teaching life & prevent burn-out
  • & much more!

Panel to include representatives from Community-Word Project, Brooklyn Arts Council, Free Arts NYC, Wingspan Arts, Dreamyard Project, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Marquis Studios, Victoria Sammartino, founder of Voices Unbroken and more!

April 11, 2016
Roy Arias Studios & Theaters