Creative Activity as a Human Right
A Lender Center Conversation
November 11, 2021 | 1-7 p.m. ET | Virtual
Interdisciplinary artists, activists and educators with expertise in the arts, humanities and social sciences join together to examine what it might mean to rethink creativity as a universal and inalienable human right, a remedy for complicated histories of inhumanity and carelessness, and a change-making, emancipatory form of social intelligence.
Joy, Justice, and Creative Futures
A Keynote Presentation and Q&A with Amelia M. Kraehe, Ph.D.
Amelia Kraehe is the Associate Vice President for Equity in the Arts and Co-founder and Co-director of Racial Justice Studio at the University of Arizona School of Art, a transdisciplinary incubator for the study and practice of intersectional anti-racism in and through the arts.
Art as Social Response and Responsibility
A Panel Conversation with National Leaders in Art + Design Education Focused on Equity
Amelia M. Kraehe, Associate Vice President for Equity in the Arts; Co-founder and Co-director of Racial Justice Studio at the University of Arizona School of Art
Injeong Yoon-Ramirez, Endowed Assistant Professor of Art Education and Affiliate Faculty in Gender Studies at the University of Arkansas
Sara Scott Shields, Associate Professor, Dept. of Art Education, Florida State University
Rachel Fendler, Associate Professor, Dept. of Art Education, Florida State University
Shyla Rao, Principal, City Neighbors Hamilton, Baltimore City Public Schools
Moderator: Dr. James Haywood Rolling, Jr., Lender Center Co-Director
Creativity = Creative Activity
A Panel Conversation with Local Creative Leaders on Youth and Civic Engagement
Cjala Surratt, Equity and Engagement Committee, Everson Museum of Art; Board Member, Community Folk Art Center; Communications Coordinator, Light Work
Sarah Gentile, Director of Fine Arts, West Genesee School District; Former Supervisor of Fine Arts, Syracuse City School District
Kimberly McCoy, Community Engagement Organizer, ArtRage Gallery
Rochele Royster, Assistant Professor of Art Therapy, Department of Creative Arts Therapy, Syracuse University; Former Learning Behavior Specialist, Chicago Public Schools
Moderator: Dr. Tanisha Jackson, Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse University
Contemporary Art as a Call to Act
A Spotlight Conversation between Carrie Mae Weems and Helen Zubhaib, Contemporary Artists
Carrie Mae Weems, American artist working in text, fabric, audio, digital images and installation video, and is best known for her photography.
Helen Zughaib, Lebanese-American painter and multimedia artist
Moderator: Dr. Kendall Phillips, Lender Center Co-Director