Empowered Educators—Critical Race Theory: What is it? What it ain’t. What it can be.

Carnegie Museum of Art


Join educators, artists, field professionals, and museum staff during the ongoing Empowered Educators program as we deepen our knowledge and understanding of topics critical to our lives. All Empowered Educator sessions are participatory in nature and explore the intersection of visual art, literature, and personal writing through group conversations with artists and guest speakers. This series is rooted in Race Talk and encourages participants in their journey to build a more equitable and just world.

The December 16 Empowered Educators session will provide an overview of Critical Race Theory (CRT), examine standard tools of museum interpretation, and engage participants in a written discussion on CRT and the current climate in K-12 education.

This free workshop will take place in the Ford Mateer classroom and the galleries. Please register below. Carnegie Museum of Art will provide dinner and waive the parking fee for each participant.

About Empowered Educators:

Empowered Educators is a forum where educators discuss issues of race, equality, and bias through visual art, literature, and personal writing and reflection. The primary objective of Empowered Educators is to build a community of informed teachers as learners who benefit from resources and an exchange of ideas with guest experts and each other to better serve Western Pennsylvania's students. Carnegie Museum of Art is pleased to partner with the Western Pennsylvania Writing Center, the Center for Urban Education at Pitt, and the PittEd Justice Collective to make this program possible.

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