Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Read about our goals and strategies HERE


Thank you to our ED&I Committee members!

Deanna Sortino, Jonathan Pruc, Michelle Richardella, Nick Hostert, Chris Grodoski, Tanya Scott, and Rita Crocker Obelleiro


Thank you to everyone who attended our Equity, Equality, and Inclusion online discussion! Check back soon for more info on our next events!

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Illinois educators collaboratively developed this resource of 500+ Black artists for your use in designing your curriculum.

Special thank you to ED&I committee members Deanna Sortino, Jonathan Pruc, & Michelle Richardella for compiling this amazing resource!

We’re in the process of building resources. If you have suggestions, please fill out the form in the above tab.

Book Recommendation: Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain. There is currently a book study for art teachers underway! Learn more

Book Recommendation: We Can’t Talk about That at Work!: How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics

Anti Racist

Anti-Racist Art Teachers

Black Lives Matter_ An Open Letter to Art Educators on Constructing an Anti-Racist Agenda