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Arts In Your Classroom Goes Virtual
Arts In Your Classroom Goes Virtual
For nearly a year, the coronavirus pandemic has caused an unprecedented crisis in the field of education, putting extraordinary pressure on teachers as they are tasked with mastering unfamiliar technologies and creating engaging, effective virtual classrooms. 
These challenges, while magnifying the inequities in our school systems and society, have also raised concerns about the health and wellbeing of the educators working tirelessly to serve their communities.
That's why the focus of our 19th annual Arts in Your Classroom Conference on Saturday, March 6 is CARE: Compassion, Courage, and Creativity for Educators in a Time of Crisis. We will investigate why self-care must be a priority when caring for others, how it can be modeled in learning environments, and ways the arts can support integrating care into our curriculums. Together, we will share tools and resources from educators, artists, and others to enhance our wellbeing.
This is a great opportunity for educators to heal, connect, and recharge. Learn more below about the presenters and workshops, register, or apply for a scholarship.

Scratch Space: Adapting History
Next Scratch Space: Adapting History
We are celebrating Black History Month with artist Dahlak Brathwaite on Thursday, February 11 from 12-1pm as we bring him in for a conversation in the next episode of our virtual series Scratch Space
Dahlak will share his journey of developing the theatrical work Adapting History into a film during the pandemic. Adapting History is an oral telling of American music through history and American history through music, using spoken word poetry to narrate the complex story of our nation. This musical chronicle shows that despite conflict and misunderstanding, we can still be brilliantly creative. Our in-depth conversation will explore how understanding our collective past can help us build a better future.

Mardi Gras, Masks, & Mixology
Donors celebrate Mardi Gras with Masks & Mixology
If you're a donor at the $500 Collaborator level or above, it's time to get your masks and cocktail glasses ready for an online celebration! You're invited to our exclusive virtual Mardi Gras, Masks, & Mixology party on Thursday, February 18 from 5:30-6:30pm
You'll get a fun Mardi Gras themed gift bag, mingle with fellow donors and art enthusiasts, play some games and win prizes, and learn to make a cocktail with our own mixologist!
If you're not a donor yet and want to join the fun, be sure to donate through the link below; if you're already a donor but need to upgrade in order to get your invitation, now is a great time to do so! And if you have questions about your donor status, don't hesitate to email Taylor Abbe at
Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Adapting History: Feb 11 / 12pm
Wireframe Sculpturea: Feb 13 & 20 / 11am
Mardi Gras, Masks, & Mixology / Feb 18 / 5:30pm
Scratch Space: Feb 25 / 12pm
Arts In Your Classroom: March 6 / 9am

Image Credits: Gege Xu / Courtesy Dahlak Braithwaite / Adobe Stock

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