Laying the Groundwork: Talking about Race and Racism in Our Field & Our Communities (Part II)

Join TYA/USA, in partnership with Arts in Color, in a national conversation on addressing the racism and oppression that impacts the entire TYA industry in personal, professional, and systemic ways.

How do we talk about race and racism with our colleagues and with the young people we serve? These introductory sessions will support participants to engage with information and frameworks related to race, racism and equity; learn more about how we consider young people in this conversation; provide space for them to reflect on these frameworks from a personal perspective; and recognize how it impacts their professional roles in theatre for young audiences.

Please Note: Part II builds on Part I, so please make sure to sign up for both sessions.

Over the course of a 11-session webinar series we will explore a variety of issues and perspectives regarding the ways artists and organizations can begin to (or further) embed antiracist practice in Theatre for Young Audiences.

In addition to the 11 webinars, participants will be provided with reading materials, resources, follow up questions to deepen their learning, and a Slack Channel for further dialogue. Join colleagues across the country in actively engaging with ways to dismantle racism and white supremacy in the TYA field, and work toward making (or sustaining) meaningful change in creating a truly equitable landscape for our artists, organizations, and our young audiences.