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Arts Integration Professional Development: Art and Social Justice

<i>New Generation</i>, 1992, by Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012); lithograph on paper; Courtesy of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman

New Generation, 1992, by Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012); lithograph on paper; Courtesy of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman

Inspired by our current exhibition Building a Legacy: The Vibrant Vision Collection of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman, the Gibbes Museum is excited to offer a series of professional development sessions for K-12 educators.

This webinar conducted over Zoom will focus on Art and Social Justice and will feature Dr. Nancy Tolson, Assistant Director of the African American Studies program at the University of South Carolina; Tracey Hunter-Doniger, Associate Professor at the College of Charleston; and Dr. Indira Bailey, Assistant Professor of Art Education at Claflin University. Each speaker will discuss how art can be leveraged in different ways across the curriculum to teach social justice issues and create a more inclusive and diverse learning experience for all.

Registrants will be sent Zoom webinar information the day before the event.

$10 Educators | FREE for Educators at Title I Institutions*
A 3% credit card fee will apply.

*Upon completing a survey after the program, each registrant will receive a code for one free admission ticket to the Gibbes Museum to experience the exhibition in person.

About our speakers:

Nancy D Tolson has a Master’s in African World Studies and a PhD in English Education from the University of Iowa where she studied Black folklore and Black children’s literature. Nancy is a docent for the Columbia Museum of Art. She is the author of Black Children’s Literature Got de Blues: The Creativity of Black Writers and Illustrators and Tales of Africa.

Tracey Hunter-Doniger specializes in arts in education. She began her career as a public school teacher for 15 years. Her central research focus is art infusion, forest schools and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education.

Indira Bailey's research interest are Black women artists and art educators, Black feminist art education, Black girlhood studies, visual storytelling, and Black feminist graphic memoirs. She is also interested in curriculum development and social justice in the K-12 sector. She is a professional artist and works in a variety of mediums, oil, watercolor, graphite, charcoal, and stained glass.

This program is sponsored in part by: The South Carolina Arts Commission, The Jerry and Anita Zucker Family Foundation, The Mark Elliott Motley Foundation, The Post and Courier Foundation, Volvo, and the Gibbes Women's Council.