Organized in conjunction with the exhibition 30 Americans, on view June 1–August 25, this workshop will guide educators in exploring the forces of race and identity as they play out in their own lives, the lives of their students, and the world around us. Teachers will learn concepts related to racial equity and will begin building the foundation needed to facilitate conversations around race and bias in the classroom, all while learning techniques for incorporating works of contemporary art into this vital work.
Workshop facilitators include Tabari Coleman, Education Director for ADL Heartland, and Merrique Jenson, a Kansas City-based artist and activist who worked on the exhibition as part of the museum’s Community Advisory Group. These two educators bring tremendous expertise in anti-bias and racial equity training.
This two-day workshop will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 10th and 11th. Lunch and parking are included in the $35 registration fee. Register online to pay by credit card, or call 816.751.1278 to register and pay via check. Fee waivers may be available under some circumstances; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.