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Fostering Joy, Healing, and Love through the Power of the Black Arts Movement

by Mike Browne, Amir Gilmore, Ph.D., Sara Gilliam and Kirsten Haugen
CATEGORY: Engaging Exchange
ITEM #: 8722090
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Join Black educators and Exchange magazine authors Mike Browne (he/him) and Amir Gilmore (he/him) in an authentic, open conversation about centering the culture, stories, and traditions of the children and families in your early learning program.

Mike Browne

Amir Gilmore, PhD.

Using the Black Arts Movement as a framework, let's dream about ways the arts stimulate, nurture, and sustain children's - especially Black children's - self-explorations, joys, curiosities, creativities, well-being, and love of learning.

Hosted by Editor-in-Chief Sara Gilliam and Kirsten Haugen of Exchange Press, this lively dialogue will explore the relationships between the arts, joy, power, and our work with children.

Sara Gilliam
Editor-in-Chief of
Exchange magazine

Kirsten Haugen
Director of Communication
and Collaboration

When: Tuesday, September 13th at 7:00-8:30 pm Eastern

Includes: The Exchange magazine article, "A Reflection on Black Boys Dreaming" by Mike Browne and Amir Gilmore. (PDF)

Registration Process:
  • Once you complete your order, you will receive an invoice confirmation by email.
  • On Monday, September 12, 2022 you will receive an email with a link to the article and the Zoom link for the webinar.
  • If you register Monday, September 12 or later, you will receive this information in time for the webinar on September 13.

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After purchase, please email [email protected] with your invoice number and ALL email addresses of those you have purchased registrations for.

Can't make it on September 13th? No worries!
We will send a recording to all registrants after the event.

At this time, Exchange Press does not offer certificates.

"I would like to comment on the fantastic structure and facilitation of the moderators… [their approach] felt rich, thoughtfully placed, an extender of the conversation, inclusive of the participants, and a wonderful springboard of many conversations to come."

About Mike and Amir:

Mike Browne (he/him) is the Senior Director of Community Engagement for Cultivate Learning at the University at Washington. He’s a New York raised, Afro-Caribbean, former tap-dancer and collegiate athlete, working towards dismantling White Supremacy and forms of oppression in our society. After exchanging his tap and football shoes for a chance to live and work in London and Spain, he returned back to his passion of early learning as an educator, coach, and consultant. With a MBA in International Business and Marketing, Mike works to restore and maintain joy in our work by relentlessly protecting, uplifting, valuing, respecting, and learning from and with young children. Check out his podcast titled “Napcast” (available wherever you listen to your podcast) which he co-hosts with his buddy, Nick Terrones, another male toddler educator of color. Feel free to contact him via LinkedIn or via email [email protected].

Amir Gilmore, Ph.D. (he/him) is a professor of Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education and Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion for Student Success and Retention at Washington State University. Amir’s interdisciplinary background in Cultural Studies, Africana Studies, and Education allows him to traverse the boundaries across the social sciences, the arts, and the humanities. His interests in Black Critical Theory and Black Masculinities ground his scholarship on Black Boy Joy, and he is well versed in areas such as Critical Race Theory, feminisms, and social theory. His vision and scholarship make critical contributions to the fields of Black Studies and Education, as well as connects to larger discussions of Afrofuturism and Black Aesthetics. He’s a New York raised, Black, male educator with a PS5.