Friday, February 18, 2022

National Center for Institutional Diversity Presents: Re-Centering Black Voices in the Arts

12:30 PM to 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.