February 2019


Socio-Cultural Awareness and Culturally Responsive Teaching

Session Synopsis

What biases do we carry with us into classrooms and creative spaces? Have we been the benefits of unearned privilege? How can we recognize and navigate moments in which we’re members of a dominant or excluded group?

In February of 2019, Monique Van Willingh, Director of Music and Social Change at Longy School of Music at Bard College in New York, USA,  provided a brief overview of her current research into concepts of privilege, oppression, and intersectionality. The presentation’s ultimate goal was to share an intersectionality framework, curated from many sources by Monique.

The session was highly interactive and encouraged moments of storytelling, allowing participants to explore how these concepts impact their teaching artistry.

Additional Resources

Learn more with the following resources:

  • Session Transcript
  • Longy School of Music Website: Learn more about Monique’s program here.
  • El Sistema USA Website: Learn more about the El Sistema movement in the USA here.
  • USC Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power, and Privilege
  • BuzzFeed Privilege Walk: Watch the video that was shared in the session
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