The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and Columbia College’s office of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are sponsoring “State of the Arts: Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Theatre & Dance,” a webinar focused on antiracist and inclusive pedagogy in theatre, dance, and performing arts programs, on Thursday, August 6, from 6 to 7:30 PM CST (7 to 8:30 PM EST, 4 to 5:30 PM PST ). This online event will feature a panel of theatre and dance educators and practitioners from institutions across the U.S. in a critical discussion focusing on anti-racist pedagogy in theatre, dance, and performing arts programs. The panelists will offer concrete recommendations on how college performing arts programs (and the greater campus) can progress towards a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture.
The webinar will be moderated by Khalid Y. Long, a Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member and coordinator of the department’s Theatre Studies and Dramaturgy programs. Panelists include Raquel Monroe, a Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago faculty member and co-director of the college’s Academic DEI office. Other panelists are Willa Taylor, director of education and community engagement at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago; Virginia Commonwealth University dance and choreography teacher MK Abadoo; Brandeis University theatre teacher Isaiah Wooden; and Miami University of Ohio theatre teacher Ann Elizabeth Armstrong.
To register for the free webinar and for more information, click here.