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Antiracism in the Arts

A teaching and professional practices symposium.



Join us this October for a day-long Antiracism in the Arts Symposium featuring guest speakers and faculty members from the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts. Topics include antiracist pedagogies, color conscious casting for film, theatre and dance, and leadership strategies that honor diversity and equity.

Register: https://bit.ly/AITARegister

Featured Speakers:

Keesha Beckford, Brittney Harris, Iyun Ashani Harrison, Theresa Ruth Howard, Maurya Kerr, Allison Page, and Priya Vashist


*The Symposium is free and open to the public.


October 18th Schedule of Events:

All events are located at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Session One: 9:00am - 10:40am

Ballet Class taught by Iyun Ashani Harrison

Location:

Dance Studio (Room 1202)

Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Center

1339 49th Street, Norfolk, VA. 23529

*Dancers/teachers invited to participate or watch.

Session Two: 11:00am to 12:15pm

Panel on Ballet Pedagogy with Keesha Beckford and Maurya Kerr

Moderator: Professor Kate Mattingly

Location: Music Library & Diehn Composer Reading Room, 1st floor

189 Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Center

1339 49th Street, Norfolk, VA 23529

Session Three: 1:30pm to 2:45pm

Color Conscious Casting in Dance, Theatre, and Film with Brittney Harris, Iyun Ashani Harrison, and Priya Vashist

Moderator: Professor Kate Mattingly

Location: Burgess Room – Batten Arts and Letters Bldg. Room 9024

4401 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23529


Session Four: 3:00pm to 4:15pm

Antiracism in Leadership and Media Studies with Iyun Ashani Harrison, Theresa Ruth Howard, and Allison Page

Moderator: Professor Kate Mattingly

Location: Burgess Room – Batten Arts and Letters Bldg. Room 9024

4401 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23529


If you have questions or need more information, please email Dr. Kate Mattingly at kmatting@odu.edu or CommTheatreEvents@odu.edu. To reserve a space for accessible seating, please email kmatting@odu.edu.


Symposium made possible with support from Old Dominion University's Department of Communication and Theatre Arts.


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