In Conversation: Judith Yanez, Culturally Responsive Education


This will be a discussion on creating culturally responsive programming through non-profit management strategies and adaptation to current crises in education.

To learn more about Judith and the organization RootED visit the Facebook event here: shorturl.at/abhLP

A question to ask yourself..”How do we get more parents involved in their child’s education?” On Wednesday, August 5th at 5:30 PM find out by joining Judith A. Yáñez and our CEO, Robin Atkinson, as they begin the discussion on being culturally responsive to the needs of families in Northwest Arkansas.

Judith A. Yáñez, MAT is an advocate for culturally responsive spaces that strengthen parent voices in Northwest Arkansas and nationally. She graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with a degree in mathematics and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She is currently the Founding Executive Director at RootED Northwest Arkansas, National Parent Union Council Member and the first Latina elected official in Northwest Arkansas, serving as a Justice of the Peace for Washington County District #4.

In Conversation: Kerin Rose Gold

Join the Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum and designer of iconic custom eyewear and accessories, Kerin Rose Gold on Wednesday, July 29th at 5:30 PM! Kerin has designed custom pieces for artists such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and the Queen herself, Beyonce ♥. We recommend that you check out the trailer for Beyonce’s newest project “Black Is King” to see Kerin’s designs in motion!

In this conversation, we will learn what Kerin has been up to lately, what it’s like trying to survive as an artist in NY during this pandemic, and what it’s like making pieces for celebrities like Beyonce! This will be a conversation that you won’t want to miss! If you’d like to learn a little bit about Kerin and her eyewear line before the interview, check out her bio below!

RSVP via our the Facebook event page here: shorturl.at/ftuA9

In Conversation: Lisa Corrigan on White Femininity

In Conversation: Dr. Lisa Corrigan
White Femininity: Anxiety, Perfectionism, and Justice

RSVP via our the Facebook event page here: shorturl.at/fgkAB

On Monday, July 27th, 2020 at 5:30 pm Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum will be hosting a live video question and answer session with Dr. Lisa Corrigan following up on our previous discussions on allyship during the Black Lives Matter movement.

The video from our first session Ally Etiquette 101 is available here: https://youtu.be/Z1-B7ctm4vc

Please bring or submit questions in the discussion on this event page.

This conversation will be held in what we at Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum have begun to call a Brave Space during our previous Conversations for Change co-hosted with Elxr Yoga Lounge. A Brave Space is a space that encourages dialogue where you may feel uncomfortable because you will be held accountable for past experiences and new understandings- we believe this discomfort is what leads to individual growth that will change the community for the better.

Dr. Lisa M. Corrigan is a Professor of Communication, Director of the Gender Studies Program, and Affiliate Faculty in both African & African American Studies and Latin American Studies in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. She is a feminist rhetorical scholar who researches and teaches in the areas of social movement studies, the Black Power and civil rights movement, prison studies, feminist studies, the Cold War, and the history of public address.

In this conversation, we will be covering topics such as the history of white femininity, how white femininity is shaped by and shapes patriarchy, and how white femininity can consciously and unconsciously harm others.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/94697300312

Anti Racism Resource Group 😃

To Join this Facebook group click here: shorturl.at/gixTV

Anti-Racism Resource Group is a communal space built in the model of group recovery programs that allow for anonymity, solidarity, and understanding. We will focus on unlearning our oppressive system of beliefs and learning to live with the knowledge of our White privilege in an effort to use it against systemic discrimination and further anti-racist practices. This group meets weekly and features a 12 step program where group members are introduced to a new step each week!

Good Book Club!

To join this Facebook group click the link here: shorturl.at/bltS8

Say hello to the Good Book Club!
Good Stuff 4 Good People has partnered with us to bring you a space where people can read a curated selection of books that will help our community work towards becoming better allies and reach farther levels of understanding .💡

This book club is sustainable and supports local businesses. We highly recommend checking your local library for our book selections or shopping at Black-Owned Bookstores.
Good Stuff is a grassroots charity organization ran by two Northwest Arkansas community members!
This group has two virtual meetings each month to discuss the book that is assigned for that month.