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Tuesday, May 18 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
12 PM ET: Trusting Black Thought Leaders: Reimagining arts administration curriculum & praxis

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This session brings together a collective of Black women arts administration educators, researchers, and practitioners to share in our lived experiences around racial justice in arts administration education.

The session starts with bringing together a panel of Black women to discuss our experiences being in arts administration and related fields. The purpose of the panel discussion is to further the mission of diversity and center Black experiences, observations, and practices within arts administration. Session attendees are welcome to actively listen and contemplate their own understanding of the nuances of race within the wider field.

A breakout group activity follows, and, using virtual whiteboard software, small groups of attendees will discuss and develop their understanding of racial justice and/or injustice. The purpose of this activity is to create space for transparency and truth, and to investigate wider notions of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) from an intersectional lens. We will investigate the relationship between arts education and arts administration as practices. Each panelist will lead a discussion group for the activity, focusing on the people and the actions it takes to create meaningful social change. Attendees will complete the breakout activity by creating actionable processes for addressing racial justice and DEI work in their own organizations and companies.

The session ends with a reconvening and reconnecting of all the breakout groups and panelists. Together, we’ll explore dimensions of community engagement, such as geographic and cultural dimensions, as a way to understand how we make connections towards progress in our field. Particularly, we will discuss the shifting dynamics that inform our collective lived experiences and present broad ways of existing that encourage validity, justice, and truth.

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Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jaleesa Renee Wells

Dr. Jaleesa Renee Wells

Assistant Professor and Cultural Entrepreneur, University of Kentucky
Dr. Jaleesa Wells is an Assistant Professor of Arts Administration at the University of Kentucky,  where she teaches courses on the arts and artists in society, sustainable leadership in the arts, and management and organization in the arts and culture sector across the BA, MA, and... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Sharbreon Plummer, Independent Scholar and Arts Worker

Dr. Sharbreon Plummer, Independent Scholar and Arts Worker

Dr. Sharbreon Plummer (Baton Rouge, LA) is an artist, strategist, storyteller and educator with over a decade of experience in arts and community engagement roles. Her upbringing in southern Louisiana informs her interest and investment in how culture and ancestral memory act as... Read More →


Tuesday May 18, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
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