Careful Navigation: Social Justice in the Art Classroom


Careful Navigation: Social Justice in the Art Classroom 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 
FREE for NAEA members; $49 for nonmembers

Current political situations can be difficult for art educators to navigate. Join us as we explore practical strategies for teaching social justice through a K–12 lens. Discover ways to include all learners in the process of developing, creating, and presenting social justice artworks while incorporating inclusive communication strategies. Use this process to develop a proactive approach to teaching potentially uncomfortable topics while facilitating difficult conversations in the art room. 

A Library of Congress representative will also share how primary sources in their collections can be valuable teaching tools—photographs, newspaper articles, posters, correspondence, and more can capture student attention and provide historical points of entry into social justice topics that resonate today. 

Lee Ann Potter

MA; Director of Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives, Library of Congress

Lee Ann Potter leads a talented team at the Library of Congress committed to informing, inspiring, and engaging educators, librarians, and literacy champions by developing programs and materials largely based on primary sources. She directs the Library’s Teaching With Primary Sources grant program and the Literacy Awards program. She started her career as a high school social studies teacher.

Kelly Hanning

MS Ed; Art Educator, Gates Chili Central School District and Nazareth College, Rochester, New York

Kelly Hanning is an artist and art educator in the Gates Chili School District, teaching kindergarten through 5th-grade students. She also adjuncts for Nazareth College’s Art and Design Department. She regularly presents at the New York State Art Teachers Association conference, as well as the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention. Kelly regularly exhibits her artwork locally and nationally.

Amanda Wilmier

MSEd; Art Educator

Amanda Wilmier has taught preK–12 art at schools in New York, Georgia, and Virginia. Amanda attended Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art education. She is an active member of NAEA and has presented at the National Convention twice. Amanda enjoys watching football and traveling with her fiancé.

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