Maryland Arts Institute of Racial Justice

Winter Monthly Academy
Each Month, Commit to Two Connected Sessions
**Winter 2021 Registration Opens December 1

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.

For those requesting assistance purchasing the books we will be reading as part of this series, please submit the Google Form Book Request.

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 institutions move toward Racial Equity, it is necessary to examine and reconcile the past, understand the present, and create change for the future. This program will include educational and developmental work by way of workshops and reflection sessions, and a complementary book club.

As you move through the program, reflect on your own implicit bias and racial identities and how they affect the art sector and our constituent communities in our every day work; create a safe and brave space to have courageous conversations about race and other social identities as well as allow for open discourse; and remember that while social justice is important, we must tackle racial equity and injustices in order to fully tackle social injustices.

  1. Increase the Maryland Arts sectors’ awareness on systems of racism and
    oppression and how it operates in modern society.
  2. Learn and instigate change in participants’ own spheres of influence, and
    find new points of entry for change.
  3. Develop accountability and support among a practice group and develop
    tools to work towards racial equity.

Lunchtime Book Club

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 one hour. All sessions are from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

Fall Book #1: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Tuesday, September 29

  • Read Chapter 1, 2 & 3

Tuesday, October 27

  • Read Chapter 4, 5 & 6

Tuesday, November 17

  • Read Chapter 9, 10, 11 & 12

Tuesday, December 1

  • Read Chapter 13, 16 & 17

 

Winter/Spring Book #2: How to be An Antiracist by Ibram Kendi
Tuesday, January 26 

Tuesday, February 23 

Tuesday, March 30 

Tuesday, April 27 

Tuesday, May 25 

Tuesday, June 1 

Monthly Academy

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.

 

Winter 2021: Understanding Race, Privilege and Bias

Reflect on how racial identity and implicit bias affect the arts sector and our constituent communities. 

JANUARY: Understanding Race
January 7, 2021 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
January 21, 2021 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

FEBRUARY: Unpacking Privilege
February 11, 2021 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
February 25, 2021 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

MARCH: Examining Bias
March 11, 2021 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
March 25, 2021 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

APRIL: Moving towards Racial Justice
April 1, 2021 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
April 15, 2021 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

  

Spring 2021: Operationalizing Equity and Justice

Moving from ideas and concepts to strategy and action that support racial equity and justice in the arts sector and our constituent communities.

MAY: Understanding Racial Equity Strategy
May 6, 2021 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
May 20, 2020 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

JUNE: Moving to Action
June 3, 2021 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
June 17, 2020 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

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