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Re-Centering Black Voices in the Arts

Friday, February 18, 2022
12:30-2:00 PM
This virtual panel will explore intentional exclusion of Black voices in the arts and the emancipatory actions being taken toward reconciliation. Our panelists — drawing on their expertise in music performance, education and history, African American literature, and visual and performing arts — will address specific events and individuals in history that embody anti-racist and/or pro-black ideologies, examine accountability in the music industry after pledges for racial equity and justice post-George Floyd's killing, and offer their thoughts on methods to “re-center” Black voices in the arts such as the use of culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) to re-engage curriculum to honor Black voices.

This event is hosted by the Diversity Scholars Network and the Anti-Racism Collaborative, a strategic space that engages the University of Michigan community around research and scholarship focused on racial inequality, racial justice, and anti-racist praxis.


Dr. Antonio Cuyler, Associate Professor of Arts Administration in the Department of Art Education at Florida State University, and Visiting Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama at the University of Michigan

Dr. Kimberly Mack, Associate Professor of African American Literature and Culture at the University of Toledo

Dr. Joyce McCall, Assistant Professor of Music Learning and Teaching at Arizona State University

Dr. Louise Toppin, Professor of Voice at the University of Michigan
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
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Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: AEM Featured
Source: Happening @ Michigan from National Center for Institutional Diversity, LSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion