Join educators, artists, field professionals, and museum staff during the ongoing Empowered Educators program to deepen knowledge and understanding of critical topics. All Empowered Educator sessions are participatory in nature and explore the intersection of visual art, literature, and personal writing through group conversations with artists and guest speakers. This series is rooted in Race Talk and encourages participants in their journey to build a more equitable and just world.

The December 16 Empowered Educators session will provide an overview of Critical Race Theory (CRT), examine standard tools of museum interpretation, and engage participants in a written discussion on CRT and the current climate in K-12 education.

This free workshop will take place in the Ford Mateer classroom and the galleries. Carnegie Museum of Art will provide dinner and waive the parking fee for each participant.

Empowered Educators is a forum where educators discuss issues of race, equality, and bias through visual art, literature, and personal writing and reflection. The primary objective of Empowered Educators is to build a community of informed teachers as learners who benefit from resources and an exchange of ideas with guest experts and each other to better serve Western Pennsylvania’s students. Carnegie Museum of Art is pleased to partner with the Western Pennsylvania Writing Center, the Center for Urban Education at Pitt, and the PittEd Justice Collective to make this program possible.

Image Credit: Sharif Bey, Ornithological Excavation #2 (detail), 2020–2021, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Collection of Section of Ornithology