The Empowered Educators Series provides a forum for teachers, educators, administrators, counselors, and the like to think critically and openly discuss topics of race, equity, bias, and pedagogy. Empowered Educators Series promotes ongoing learning, partnerships with supporting organizations, and community building among teachers.

In this session, we will explore signs, symbols, signifiers: Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism; Social Location vs Identity. We will be working with the art of Jasper Johns to help us explore these themes.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Center for Urban Education, Western Pennsylvania Writing Project, and Remake Learning have joined together to support educators in their approaches and abilities to facilitate thoughtful discussions about race in the classroom.

This series is fully supported by the Grable Foundation and is free and open to the public, though registration is required. The event will take place 4:45pm-7:30pm, but you are welcome to stay until 8pm to explore the museum or connect with your peers.

Dinner will be provided with a vegetarian option. Please help reduce food waste by letting us know if you need to cancel your registration. The cut-off date for special food requests is January 10. Email Ani (address below) with requests.

Not quite sure what to expect? We’re here to help! Email Ani (ani (at) remakelearning (dot) org) with any questions or concerns.

Image Credit: Jasper Johns, Flags I, 1973, screen print on paper, 27 3/8 x 35 ½ in., ed. 3/65, Collection Walker Art Center, Gift of Judy and Kenneth Dayton, 1988. © Jasper Johns/VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY