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Cultural Competency and Impact: The Road Forward

Cultural Competency and Impact: The Road Forward

Cultural Competency and Impact: The Road Forward

by The Walters Art Museum


Cultural Competency and Impact: The Road Forward

Tue, August 15, 2017, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM EDT
Wed, August 16, 2017, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM EDT

Please join in a collaborative conversation with cultural organizations, PK-12 educators, artists, and philanthropists to explore cultural competency and its impact on more actively engaging Baltimore city students with the humanities!

Dr. Keisha Allen, an expert in culturally relevant teaching, will be with us to lead a FREE 2-day workshop in which we will:

Strengthen our network of cultural workers, educators, and philanthropists who are all committed to cultural competency

Build our shared knowledge of culturally responsive practice that facilitates meaningful student engagement with the arts and humanities

Analyze and discuss together what cultural organizations and teaching artists are doing to connect to the humanities curriculum

Assess how you as an individual or institutional can develop effective ways to serve PK-12 students and teachers in 21st century Baltimore

Please note, we have a limited number of stipends available to help offset participation costs for individual educators and smaller organizations. Please check the appropriate box during registration and we will be in touch about stipends.

Day 1: Keynote Speech & Facilitated Discussion

This session will aim to refine your understanding of forms of bias and racism, as well as of the cultural wealth that exists within Baltimore City and its communities of color. Following a keynote speech by Dr. Allen, join a facilitated discussion that will support all participants as they reflect on how knowledge gained during the keynote can inform their work in and with cultural and educational institutions. Network over a catered lunch.

Date August 15, 2017

Time: 10-3:30

Location: Baltimore Design School

Day 2: Your Turn - Workshop your Programs! (optional)

On day 2, small groups will come together to critically reflect on programs and their intended impacts. Dr. Allen will collaborate and consult with groups to analyze programs and identify individual and organizational strengths, areas for growth, barriers to youth participating in our programs, and opportunities for engaging in culturally responsive work. During program registration please provide additional details related to the program workshop on Day 2.

Date August 16, 2017

Time: 10-3:30

Location: Baltimore Design School

Dr. Keisha Allen researches how issues of race, culture, and intersectionality influence teaching and learning for historically marginalized youth. She is an Assistant Professor of Education at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She received her EdD in Urban and Multicultural Education from Teachers College at Columbia University in 2015 and a MT in Secondary Education from Hampton University in 2002.

This event is organized by The Walters Art Museum in collaboration with the following steering committee members:

Jackie Copeland, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Deirdre Crowley, Crowley and Company

Julia di Bussolo, Arts Every Day

Jennifer Frieman, Maryland Historical Society

Lara Hall, The Blaustein Philanthropic Group

Rachel Marino, Bates Fellow. The Walters Art Museum

Omari Russell, GBCA Urban Arts Leadership Program

Stacie Sanders Evans, Young Audiences Arts for Learning

Phoebe Stein, Maryland Humanities Council

Lindsay Sullivan, Baltimore City Public Schools

Cultural Competency and Impact: The Road Forward has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Event Details

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Free Admission


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