Maryland Arts Institute of Racial Justice

Friday, June 26, 2020

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Monthly Academy

Overview

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. Additionally, there are two brief 30-minute assignments. 

Fall 2020: Understanding Race, Privilege and Bias

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

Winter 2021: Becoming an Anti-Racist

Examine the components of anti-racism and their applications to the arts sector. 

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.

Creators

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

Mission Statement

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.

Goals & Objectives

  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.

Bookclub Materials

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.  

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

Tuesday, September 29 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Tuesday, October 27 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Tuesday, November 17 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Tuesday, December 1 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

 

Book #2: How to be An Antiracist by Ibram Kendi
Tuesday, January 26 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Tuesday, February 23 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Tuesday, March 30 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Tuesday, April 27 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Tuesday, May 25 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Tuesday, June 1 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Education Sessions

Fall 2020: Understanding Race, Privilege and Bias

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

SEPTEMBER: Understanding Race 

September 10, 2020  from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Pre-Assignment (30 minutes)

OCTOBER: Unpacking Privilege 

October 8, 2020  from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Pre-Assignment (30 minutes)

NOVEMBER: Examining Bias

November 5, 2020 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Pre-Assignment (30 minutes)

DECEMBER: Moving towards Racial Justice

December 3, 2020 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Pre-Assignment (30 minutes)

 

Winter 2021: Becoming an Anti-Racist

Examine the components of anti-racism and their applications to the arts sector. 

JANUARY: Understanding Racism
January 7, 2021 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Pre-Assignment (30 minutes)

FEBRUARY: Unpacking Systemic Racism

February 11, 2021 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Pre-Assignment (30 minutes)

MARCH: Examining Anti-Racism

March 11, 2021 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Pre-Assignment (30 minutes)

APRIL: Moving towards Anti-Racism

April 1, 2021 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Pre-Assignment (30 minutes)

 

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

Pre-Assignment (30 minutes)

JUNE: Moving to Action

June 3, 2021 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Pre-Assignment (30 minutes)

Reflection Workshops

Fall 2020: Understanding Race, Privilege and Bias

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

SEPTEMBER: Understanding Race 

September 24, 2020 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Reflection Assignment (30 minutes)

OCTOBER: Unpacking Privilege

October 22, 2020  from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Reflection Assignment (30 minutes)

NOVEMBER: Examining Bias

November 19, 2020 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Reflection Assignment (30 minutes) 

DECEMBER: Moving towards Racial Justice

December 10, 2020 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Reflection Assignment (30 minutes)

 

Winter 2021: Becoming an Anti-Racist

Examine the components of anti-racism and their applications to the arts sector. 

JANUARY: Understanding Racism

January 21, 2021 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Reflection Assignment (30 minutes)

FEBRUARY: Unpacking Systemic Racism

February 25, 2021 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Reflection Assignment (30 minutes) 

MARCH: Examining Anti-Racism

March 25, 2021 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Reflection Assignment (30 minutes) 

APRIL: Moving towards Anti-Racism

April 15, 2021 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Reflection Assignment (30 minutes) 

 

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 20, 2020 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Reflection Assignment (30 minutes) 

JUNE: Moving to Action

June 17, 2020 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Reflection Assignment (30 minutes)