Maryland Arts Institute of Racial Justice

                                            Fall Monthly Academy
                      Each Month, Commit to Two Connected Sessions
                                      Fall 2021 Registration is Open

 

Lunchtime Book Club

Select Tuesdays at Noon

Connect with members of Maryland’s arts sector to build shared language and understandings about racial justice through guided discussions and sharing. 

 For dates, times, and registration, visit the book club registration page.

Monthly Academy

Each Month, Commit to Two Connected Sessions

In a community with members of Maryland’s arts sector, we will build a brave space for courageous conversations about race and other social identities. Participants will increase their understanding and capacity for racial equity through guided reflection and discussions.

When registering for an academy, please commit to attending the Evening Session AND Lunch-time Reflection Session for the month.

For dates, times, and registration, visit the academy registration page.

This program is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council.

Overview

As the arts sector moves toward Racial Equity, it is necessary to examine and reconcile the past, understand the present, and create change for the future. The Maryland Arts Institute of Racial Justice provides two types of professional learning for arts organizations, independent artists, arts educators and supervisors, and arts advocates. Registration is FREE. 

This series is presented with support from the Maryland State Arts Council. 

Choose a pathway! 

Lunchtime Article Club, Drop-In Group Discussions
OR
MAIRJ Fall Academy, the September-December cohort

Lunchtime Book Club

Lunchtime Article Club

Drop-In Noon Group Discussions

Connect with members of Maryland’s arts sector to build shared language and understandings about racial justice through guided discussions on topical and current texts.

Dates/Times

October 28 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Register Here

November 11 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Register Here

December 8 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Register Here

Monthly Academy

MAIRJ Fall Academy Level TWO, from September-December

Develop an action plan to operationalize racial equity in your professional work. 

The cohort meets for eight sessions.

Utilizing the Maryland Creative Process Maps as a foundational framework, we will create a brave space for courageous conversations and reflection to build towards individualized action plans for racial justice. Participants must commit to attending all sessions. Limited Spaces are available!!  

**This course is tailored for participants that have previously participated in MAIRJ or have comparable learning experiences about racial justice. Conversation topics will include white supremacy culture, white fragility, racialized current events, and decolonizing arts spaces. 

 

Examples of Comparable Learning Experiences

Books

Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese A. Singh 

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad

Training

Nicole Brewer’s Conscientious Theatre

Race Forward

People’s Institute of Survival and Beyond

Video Series

Jane Elliot

Tim Wise

If you have questions, please email the facilitator team at institute@mdarts.org.

Register Here for Fall 2021 MAIRJ Cohort

 

Dates/Times

October

October 7 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: Full Session

October 21 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Lunch Reflection

November

November 4  from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: Full Session

November 18 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Lunch Reflection

December

December 2 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: Full Session

December 9 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Lunch Reflection

Register Here for Fall 2021 MAIRJ Cohort

Facilitators

The Maryland Arts Institute of Racial Justice program was a collaborative effort brought to you by Quanice Floyd and Alysia Lee.

To learn about these fantastic women, tap the photos.

Quanice Floyd

Alysia Lee