Using the photographs of Gordon Parks in Pittsburgh, 1944/1946, this Empowered Educators session explores the camaraderie, dedication, and skills of those documented in Parks’s work, while inspiring people to reflect on the friendships and skills they have cultivated as a community of educators over the past five years.

Image Credits: Gordon Parks, The cooper’s room where the large drums and containers are reconditioned. Here a workman lifts a drum from a boiling lye solution which has cleaned from it grease and dust particles., 1944, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington DC, courtesy and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation