Using Cauleen Smith’s online exhibition, Pandemic Diaries, this Empowered Educators session explores Black feminism, using the internet as a tool to create a generous utopic present, and the methodology of manifestos to create liberated classrooms.

Join educators, artists, field professionals, and museum staff during the ongoing Empowered Educators program as they deepen their knowledge and understanding of topics critical to our lives. 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. A zoom link will be shared with all registered participants prior to the start of the session.

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: Cauleen Smith, COVID MANIFESTO, 2020, (video still), Courtesy of the artist; Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago; CIRCA; and The Showroom, London