The Empowered Educator 2020-21 Series kicks off on Wednesday, December 16. Guest speakers Dean Valerie Kinloch, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh and poet and educator Dr. Sheila Carter-Jones join us as we consider both the importance and the complexities of “Black English” and utilizing language as both liberator and as a means of oppression.

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.

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.