UTeach Fine Arts is committed to anti-racist, culturally responsive pedagogy. While our faculty teach culturally responsive pedagogy in their courses, the UTeach Fine Arts program has developed resources to support the work in theory and practice—across the arts disciplines. During the academic years of 2020-22, UTeach Fine Arts created a Culturally Responsive Arts Education speaker series exploring equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racist pedagogy. Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff have attended our 11 events thus far. Speakers have included scholars, educators, artists, and alumni from across the country.
Below you will find our entire series with links to recordings of these sessions and more information about the presenters and the work that they do. Be sure to also check out our complete Resources page.
Project MALES: Using Cultural Assets to Support BMOC Success with Victor Saenz, Emmet Campos, Tracey Flores, and Grammy-nominated SaulPaul
Not My Label: Language Teachers Use to Talk about Students with Shavonne Coleman
Ethnic Studies and Our Responsibilities to Students’ Cultural Backgrounds with Angela Valenzuela
Helping Youth Reclaim Their Identity with The Indigenous Cultures Institute
Considering the HOW: Working Across Identity Markers in Arts Education with Monica & Mark Fogelquist
How do New Arts Teachers Bring Their Identity into Their Work: Responding to Cultures, Building Trust, Creating Bridges with a Panel of UTeach Fine Arts Alumni
Accessible Arts: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities in Arts Classrooms with a Panel of Local and National Performing Artists and Activists and UT Faculty
Conscious Teachers of Immigrant (International) Students: Combating US Nationalism in and through the Arts with a Panel of Immigrant Artists and Activists, including a performance by Jesús I. Valles
Supporting K-12 students with Economic Disparities, Arts Education Access, Stories of Struggles, Tenacity and Success with a Panel of First-Gen COFA Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff
Decolonizing the Arts Classroom with Brandi Waller-Pace and Lorelei Batislaong
Self Care During Difficult Times with Yura Sapi (a.k.a. Viviana Vargas Salvatierra)