Program Details
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 2:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Sixth-floor MADlab and Theater

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 2:45 pm
Program Description

March 1-5, MAD and other New York City institutions will be participating in the NAEA, National Arts Education Association conference. On March 1, join us for two events as part of the NEAE’s Museum Education Preconference.

“Can You Hear Me Now?”
March 1,  2:45-4:45 pm
Facilitator: New York City Youth; Chelsea Emelie Kelly (Park Avenue Armory), Marit Dewhurst (The City College of New York)
Location: The Theater at MAD

In this interactive session, engage with new ideas, constructs, and questions about race, gender, identity, and justice from a fresh perspective: youth. Led by New York City young people knowledgeable about how issues of identity shape their experiences, this session will include panel discussions, small group activities, and a healthy dose of art. Educators of all areas and levels are welcome, and we encourage you to join us even (or especially!) if you are not familiar with high school or college age audiences for this chance to engage directly with our future.

Moving Towards Hybridity
March 1,  2:45-4:45 pm
Facilitators: Natalia Nakazawa, Carlos Jesus Dominguez and Cathleen Lewis
Location: MADLab classroom 

Moving Towards Hybridity is a working session that will address how the educational system employs aspects of diversity and demographics for specific means (i.e. funding, programming), and how this may affect our teaching and our students. Through a focus on the Museum of Arts and Design’s Arts Reach program, we will break open a much needed dialogue around racism, power, and social justice, especially when working with acutely vulnerable black and brown adolescents. There will be a hands-on art making component that will allow participants to develop their own protest posters using block printing techniques that have been used for centuries to empower, advocate for, denounce, or educate the people. This session will be facilitated with two of the artist educators who work in the classroom for the Arts Reach program: Natalia Nakazawa and Carlos Jesus Dominguez, joined by Cathleen Lewis, founder of the Arts Reach program.

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