Professional Development Resources

Materials for Arts Educators and Arts Organizations(grouped by category and discipline)

School-Wide Resources

1. Education Week (06-03-20) How to Root Out Anti-Black Racism From Your School

2. Modern Language Association Upcoming Webinar: Medicine, Narrative, Pandemic, and Power

3. KQED Understand, Learn, and Act: Teaching in the Midst of Mass Protests for Black Lives

4. KQED Resources on the History of Policing and Today’s Calls for Reform

5. Equity EDU Taking Action in Your Classroom

6. EduTopia A Guide to Equity and Antiracism for Educators

7. PBS Learning Professional Development Understanding LGBTQ+Identity: A Toolkit for Educators

Talking About Tough Topics

1. Yes! For Teachers (04-07-20) Let’s Talk About Anti-Blackness

2. Move This World The Positive Pivot

3. National Museum of African American History and Culture Why Talking About Race Matters

4. Facing History and Ourselves Teaching with Current Events In Your Classroom

5. The New York Times Teaching Ideas and Resources to Help Students Make Sense of the George Floyd Protests

Arts Organization Outreach

1. Minneapolis Star-Tribune (06-08-20) Minneapolis Arts Community Supports Change in Tangible Ways

2. State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (06-11-20) Equity Position Statement

3. Americans for the Arts (06-01-20) Statement on Supporting Black Communities

4. Minnesota Citizens for the Arts MCA Statement on the Murder of George Floyd

5. National Dance Education Organization (06-02-20) NDEO Black Lives Matter Statement

6. American Choral Directors Association (06-03-20) On the Murder of George Floyd and the Impacts of Racism

7. National League of Cities (06-26-20) Racial Equity and Embracing Healing Through the Arts

8. The Ground We Stand On “We See You, White American Theater”

9. National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (June 2020) E-Boletín eblast

10. Abraham in Motion Statement of Support for Black Lives Matter

11. Modern Language Association Statement Deploring Systemic Racism

12. Nominate an artist for the Orr Street Black Artist-in-Residence Program

13. Rudy Sanchez, Diline (06-30-20) Inaugural “Where are the Black Designers” Conference Explores Racism in the Design Community and How to Move Forward

Foundation Funding Efforts

1. Nonprofit Quarterly (06-11-20) Funding Foundations Take on Debt to Provide More Grant Support in This Time of Crisis

2. Grantmakers in the Arts (06-22-20) Racial Equity is About Shifting Power and Resources

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