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Information Webinar
Thursday – 8/21/2014
6:00pm
Embracing Differences Mission
To use art to educate and promote a
community where all people share a
mutual respect for ot...
Embracing Difference Board
1/1/2014
3
Embracing Differences
FromTop Left: Marcine Johnson; Center: Charlotte Wilen; Nii Ay...
Event
What:
Students Draw the Line Against Prejudice Art Exhibit
and Contest
Who:
Greater Atlanta Area Elementary, Middle,...
Why This Event
A. C. T.
•Addressing – Intolerance via prejudice & stereotyping
•Communicating – Effectively
•Transforming ...
Outcome
1/1/2014
6
Embracing Differences
• Nine (9) winners – three from each school category
[elementary, middle, high sc...
Field Trips [Transportation]
Schools have to request field trips using the present
processes and procedures in place toda...
Conveying the Message - Elementary
1/1/2014
8
Embracing Differences
• Write the word “Diversity” on a white board or
flip ...
Conveying the Message – Middle School
1/1/2014
9
Embracing Differences
• Start a conversation with the students about
thei...
Conveying the Message – High School
1/1/2014
10
Embracing Differences
• Divide the class into smaller groups of 5-6
people...
Exercise – Definition & Discussion
1/1/2014
11
Embracing Differences
Diversity
a)Race, gender, religion, marital status, s...
What We Need From You
1/1/2014Embracing Differences
12
• Commitment to the project via submission forms
• Permission slips...
Important Dates/Time Frames
1/1/2014Embracing Differences
13
Date Event Completed
Last Day of
School
Communicate Intent to...
Field Trip Calendar
1/1/2014Embracing Differences
14
November 2014
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3 4 5 6 7
10 1...
Thank You
1/1/2014
15
Embracing Differences
Thanks for attending the webinar. If you have
questions, please contact us via...
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Share the vision through art

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Embracing Differences's Mission is to use art to educate and promote a community where all people share a mutual respect for others without prejudice, hate or fear. Share the vision through art is an information webinar with suggestions for art teachers to encourage students to Draw The Line Against Prejudice.

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Share the vision through art

  1. 1. Information Webinar Thursday – 8/21/2014 6:00pm
  2. 2. Embracing Differences Mission To use art to educate and promote a community where all people share a mutual respect for others without prejudice, hate or fear 1/1/2014 2 Embracing Differences
  3. 3. Embracing Difference Board 1/1/2014 3 Embracing Differences FromTop Left: Marcine Johnson; Center: Charlotte Wilen; Nii Ayree; Bottom Row: Sonja Williams; Mary Shepherd
  4. 4. Event What: Students Draw the Line Against Prejudice Art Exhibit and Contest Who: Greater Atlanta Area Elementary, Middle, and High School Students When/Where: (New Location) November 1, 2014 opening; Nov. 2-Nov. 22 Exhibit The Arts Exchange 750 Kalb Street, S.E. Atlanta, Ga. 30312 1/1/2014 4 Embracing Differences
  5. 5. Why This Event A. C. T. •Addressing – Intolerance via prejudice & stereotyping •Communicating – Effectively •Transforming – Thoughts and actions •Winnings – Cash Prizes for School Art Programs • 1st - $1,000 • 2nd - $750 • 3rd - $500 1/1/2014 5 Embracing Differences
  6. 6. Outcome 1/1/2014 6 Embracing Differences • Nine (9) winners – three from each school category [elementary, middle, high school] • A unique collection of art that truly expresses how students will address prejudice and stereotypes • The start of a movement that inspires students to: • think about their actions regarding others • “stand up” to prejudice and encourage a different resolution • Community enthusiasm to continue the event yearly • Expansion of the program to become a nationwide and eventually a global event
  7. 7. Field Trips [Transportation] Schools have to request field trips using the present processes and procedures in place today Depending on the process in place, Embracing Differences will reimburse the school directly or the district/regional office for the expense The exhibit is planned for November 2 through November 22 and may be visited during normal school hours reserved for field trips 1/1/2014Embracing Differences 7
  8. 8. Conveying the Message - Elementary 1/1/2014 8 Embracing Differences • Write the word “Diversity” on a white board or flip chart • Ask students how they feel about the word • Share with the students your experience in life with the topic and why you think it is important • Present the theme for the submission – Students Draw the Line Against Prejudice • Entertain questions about what type of art piece they want to submit • Explain the guidelines
  9. 9. Conveying the Message – Middle School 1/1/2014 9 Embracing Differences • Start a conversation with the students about their experiences with diverse individuals • Ask students to define the word • Ask the students to reveal the most difficult aspect of being a standout • Share with the students your experiences in life with the topic and why you believe it is important • Introduce the theme – Students Draw the Line Against Prejudice Art Exhibit and Contest • Explain the guidelines
  10. 10. Conveying the Message – High School 1/1/2014 10 Embracing Differences • Divide the class into smaller groups of 5-6 people • Ask how familiar they are with the TV show Family Guy • Show the episode – To Live and Die in Dixie • Have students answer questions regarding stereotyping as depicted in the episode • After the exercise, approach the students with the idea of the art exhibit and contest • Explain the guidelines
  11. 11. Exercise – Definition & Discussion 1/1/2014 11 Embracing Differences Diversity a)Race, gender, religion, marital status, sexual orientation b)Qualities, characteristics, interactions, perspectives, and perceptions that make us who we are today c)Differences
  12. 12. What We Need From You 1/1/2014Embracing Differences 12 • Commitment to the project via submission forms • Permission slips from parents for students who intend to participate • Permission to announce and publicize the event on school websites, newspapers, and other social media sites. • For Social Media sites, especially Facebook, invite your “friends” to like us. This spreads the word and garners support for the event
  13. 13. Important Dates/Time Frames 1/1/2014Embracing Differences 13 Date Event Completed Last Day of School Communicate Intent to Participate Completed Week of August 4 ED verifies schools intent & complete registration In progress August 7, 21 ED Information Webinar In progress September 15 All submissions due to ED In progress September 30 Confirm Field Trip Dates In progress Week of October 6 Schools notified about winning submissions In progress November 1 Opening Day Event In progress November 3-14 Two-week Exhibit/Field Trips In progress
  14. 14. Field Trip Calendar 1/1/2014Embracing Differences 14 November 2014 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14
  15. 15. Thank You 1/1/2014 15 Embracing Differences Thanks for attending the webinar. If you have questions, please contact us via email at ed2010org@gmail.com or visit the website at http://www.embracingdifferences.com and communicate with other participants via the blog

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