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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.

Was Sojourner Truth a futurist? Wait, what is a “futurist?”

This session will mix up the Zoom series with a spoken word performance, knowledge transfer to explain the historical differences and intersections of “Black Futures,” “Afrofuturism,” and “Freedom Dreaming,” and experiment with a remix of a card game to dream possible futures of liberation. Watch this video as an inspiration.

A link to Zoom will be shared the day-of the session. This series is fully supported by the Grable Foundation and is free and open to the public, though registration is required.


Image credit: Chris Ofili

The Adoration of Captain Shit and the Legend of the Black Stars

(Third Version), 1999

acrylic, oil, polyester resin, paper collage, map pins, glitter, and

H: 96 x W: 72 x D: 16 in. (243.80 x 182.88 x 40.64 cm)

Purchased with funds provided by Sheila and Milton Fine,