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Alexa Fairchild Local Program Director Turnaround Arts: New York City

I direct Turnaround Arts: New York City, a program run by The Kennedy Center that transforms priority schools through the strategic use of the arts. For ten years, I ran school programs at the Brooklyn Museum, leading a talented team of educators and hosting kids and teachers for fun, engaging gallery experiences. My professional life includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Museum Education Roundtable and contributing as a peer reviewer to its publication, the Journal of Museum Education. I'm an advisor to the Women's International Leadership Program at International House and ArtWorks NYC, and I served two years as president of the New York City Museum Educators Roundtable. I've worked at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (U.B.C.) in my hometown of Vancouver, Canada; Lower East Side Tenement Museum; and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. My graduate degrees are from Bank Street College of Education (M.S. in Ed.) and U.B.C. (M.A. in Art History). And when I'm not geeking out about the arts and education you’ll find me careening down the side of a mountain, on skis or a bike, depending on the season. I tweet as @alexainbrooklyn.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

6th Annual Teaching Social Activism Conference: Intersections

Where: Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York

When:8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Workshop Organizer: Museum of the City of New York

Are you planning on attending or presenting at the NYCMER conference? If so, we invite you to begin your week of learning one day early at the Museum of the City of New York’s 6th Annual Teaching Social Activism Conference! 6th Annual Teaching Social Activism Conference Museum of the City of New York When: Sunday, May 20, 2016 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 2018 Theme: Intersections How can we support our students and ourselves, build understanding within and across class, race, and gender, and construct curricula that cross disciplines to spark novel insights? Join educators, youth, and scholars from across the New York metropolitan area for a free, full day of engaging conversations, thought-provoking sessions, and gallery tours exploring the various tools and techniques used to engage students and communities in the history and practice of social change. The Teaching Social Activism Conference is an annual event at the Museum of the City of New York. Inspired by the content of the Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, Activist New York, this day highlights the best practices for teaching this important subject to students of all ages. Interested in presenting? We have a few spaces open to showcase museums, cultural institutions, and museum educators who wish to share the work they are doing. Contact Maeve Montalvo at to learn more or visit:

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