InflexionPoint Podcast: Cultivating Change from the Inside Out: Sankofa Leadership Continuum: What Role Does Visual Racial Literacy Play in Antiracism Activation?
08/16/2023 03:00 pm PST
Conversation: The Power of Visual Racial Literacy.
"...race is not only a social construction; it is visually mediated (Acuff & Kraehe, 2020). The ability to perceive racial differences requires that one first learn the visual, symbolic, and aesthetic codes and conventions of racist ideology."
In this continuing series on generational leadership we discuss "Visual Racial Literacy: A Not-So-New 21st Century Skill", an article written by Dr. Joni B. Acuff and Dr. Amelia Kraeche.
Dr. Joni B. Acuff is the Professor of Art Education at The Ohio State University. She serves as department chair and diversity chair in the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy, where her goal has been to recruit, admit and retain students from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds. Acuff teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the art education program, including courses like Critical Analysis of Multicultural Art Education, Social and Cultural Theory in Art and Art Education, Critical Pedagogies of Critical Multiculturalism in Teaching Visual Culture, and Art Education for Children with Special Needs.
Dr. Amelia Kraehe, is the Vice President, Equity in the Arts, Arizona Arts, and co-founder and co-director of the Racial Justice Studio. The Racial Justice Studio is a new concept conceived as a hub for campus and virtual activities to promote a deep understanding of racism and anti-racism by centering artistic and creative practice. Dr. Kraehe is recognized for her research on arts equity as well as her publications, workshops, podcasts, and public lectures that illuminate the roles race, racism, and anti-racism play in arts institutions and the education of arts professionals.
Join Anita, Gail, and Mavis as they discuss their own personal experiences, including a visit to the Monument to "Mothers of Gynecology" in Montgomery Alabama, a cross-burning as a childhood memory, and visual memories of family travel.
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- Visual Racial Literacy: A Not-So-New 21st Century Skill https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/epdf/10.1080/00043125.2021.1986459?needAccess=true&role=button
- Dr. Joni B. Acuff is the Professor of Art Education at The Ohio State University. https://online.osu.edu/joni-boyd-acuff
- Dr. Amelia Kraehe, Associate Vice President, Equity in the Arts, Arizona Arts, and co-founder and co-director of the Racial Justice Studio https://arts.arizona.edu/bio/amy-kraehe/
- Racial Justice Studio To Promote Understanding Of Anti-Racism https://arts.arizona.edu/racial-justice-studio-to-promote-understanding-of-anti-racism/
- How Lucy, Betsey, and Anarcha became foremothers of gynecology https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2023/03/how-lucy-betsey-and-anarcha-became-foremothers-of-gynecology/
- Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey Monument: The Mothers of Gynecology https://www.anarchalucybetsey.org | https://youtu.be/bTHX4yW2fbU