[This post is featured at the Arts Connect International website.]
This past week I had the privilege to attend the 14th Alumni of Color Conference (AOCC) on behalf of Arts Connect. The conference took place at the Harvard Graduate School of Education from March 3-5. ACI’s exhibit, Shades of Inclusion, was part of the conference and could be found in the Gutman Conference Center where multiple events where held. By the time the conference came to a close and I headed home, I was overwhelmed by a sense of excitement, responsibility, and inspiration. Here I’d like to speak of some of the work I saw and ideas I encountered.
First things first: what was the conference about? If you go to their website they will tell you the conference “aims to inspire and transform education by convening educators, scholars, researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and students concerned with issues of race, class, and education as they pertain to all people and, in particular, to Communities of Color.” It’s a tall order, but it’s also precisely what they delivered with a thoughtful mix of workshops, panel discussions and opportunities for reflection. [...]
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