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What Bridges are You Building for Arts Education?

Amanda Gorman's poetic speech yesterday left many of us speechless. She offered a glimpse of a hopeful future that focuses on collaboration over competition and reminded us all of the power of young artists. Building the bridges that Gorman wrote about in The Hill We Climb requires action. As we boldly move into 2021, we invite you to join one of the local efforts below to bring together communities of educators, artists/artivists, and advocates to co-create a Bay Area that puts the arts, equity, and young people at the center of our work. Email us if we've somehow missed your Bay Area group!

Upcoming Events...

FRIDAY JAN. 22 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM REGISTER HERE How are local and state arts and culture organizations and funders Advancing Social Equity through the Arts? Join AEABA Board Member Shanna Bowie and AEABA Executive Director Indi McCasey in conversation with Katherin Canton and Ayanna Lalia Kiburi from the CA Arts Council moderated by the Arts Council for Monterey County. FRIDAY JAN. 22 | 12:00 - 1:30PM REGISTER HERE Wellness Circle for BIPOC Creatives is a monthly affinity space specifically for Black, Indigenous/American Indian, or People of Color (BIPOC) artists and creative changemakers to build community and learn together. MONDAY Jan. 25 | 12:00 - 1:00PM REGISTER HERE Community Circle for Arts Education brings together arts providers, educators, administrators and organizations from across the San Francisco Bay Area. These monthly online gatherings provide opportunities to collectively strategize, troubleshoot and offer mutual support. WEDNESDAY FEB. 3 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM REGISTER HERE SMCOE's Third Annual Art Institute is a virtual professional development opportunity rich with opportunities to practice creativity and its connections to the vital racial equity & inclusion work we all are leading for in this trying time. FRIDAY FEB. 5 | 3:30PM - 4:30PM REGISTER HERE Guest artist and Harvard lecturer Aysha Upchurch will share her work around Hip Hop Education and Anti-racist Curriculum at February's Teaching Artist Think Tank, a monthly space created by and for Bay Area Teaching Artists.

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