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De-­centering Whiteness

June 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| Free

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Location: ArtSpace @ SI Arts, 23 Navy Pier Court, 10304
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This session helps the participants think critically about the ubiquity of white culture in the arts and to proactively de-center whiteness.

Every piece of art work or lesson plan has a point of view. No idea that flows through a human being can truly be neutral because our perspectives are informed by our respective experiences and identities. Our racial identities are not exempt from this reality. This interactive workshop will explore the ways that race and racism can manifest in our outward expressions of self through art. We will also begin to outline ways to identify racially oppressive ideas within society and combat these ideas in our work.

This workshop will be facilitated by Rebecca Kelly Golfman.

More about the Facilitator:
Rebecca Kelly-Golfman is a racial justice educator, artist, and activist dedicated to using art as a tool for social justice. Her background as a civil rights attorney and in theatre performance provides a unique background for her interdisciplinary perspective. Currently, she is a Creative Advocacy Consultant and Joker with Theatre of the Oppressed NYC and an Adjunct Professor at Wagner College teaching the course Race, the Arts, and Activism. She is also co-founder of the NYC Artists of Color Collective. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance from Wagner College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law. For information on her consultation and facilitation services, please visit her website at www.rebeccakelly.com.


June 6, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Staten Island Arts


ArtSpace @ SI Arts
23 Navy Pier Court
Staten Island, NY 10304 United States
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