About this Series: The MAEA Board of Directors has determined that a virtual conference in the fall of 2020 will not be beneficial for our membership for a number of factors, including the financial implications of the global pandemic and the virtual meeting fatigue many of us felt this spring. In place of the yearly fall conference, the MAEA Conference Committee is planning monthly Zoom conversations and virtual events for members that we are rolling out this summer. We believe that smaller virtual gatherings each month over the next year will help to minimize fatigue and provide the support our members need at this time.
Focus for July: Looking Inward – The goal of this session is to provide a space for arts educators who would like to reflect on their individual practices in response to the current Black Lives Matter Movement and how implicit bias perpetuates racism. This session is a personal reflection session facilitated by MAEA Board of Directors Laura Evonne Steinman and Melissa Mastrolia. They will be holding space for participants with exercises designed to help us look deeper at our own individual practices and reflect on our biases.