Cleveland ARTS Education Consortium (CAEC)

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Session 1
Friday, September 12, 2014, 8:30 – 10:30 am
$15 for CAEC members, $30 for non-members
CSU Student Center, Room 313, 2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Building Inclusion in Arts Education: What Can We Do?

You won’t want to miss this working session in CAEC’s series of diversity-inclusion dialogues. We will talk about ways to build
programs and staffing that welcome and include minorities and other marginalized groups.

Two inspirational guest presentations will set the stage for breakout discussions, idea-sharing and talk-back.

Guest Presenters
Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley is Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University where she provides strategic leadership university-wide to sustain a welcoming environment for faculty, students, staff, and alumni. She is a published author and Toni Morrison scholar, and the former president of the Toni Morrison Society. Her efforts in diversity and inclusion have been recognized by many organizations, including the Commission on Economic Inclusion.

Phyllis “Seven” Harris is the Executive Director of the Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgender Center in Greater Cleveland, a 40-year-old institution. Before her appointment, she held leadership positions at Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio and at the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center where she was director of education and advocacy. Ms. Harris is dedicated to helping improve the lives of Greater Clevelanders through advocating for social justice.

Session 2
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 8:30 – 10:30 am
$15 for CAEC members, $30 for nom-members
Parker Hannifin Hall, Room 104, 2258 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

The Arts: Impacting the Lives of Senior Adults

Join us for CAEC’s first session about the arts and senior adults.
Dr. Linda Noelker from the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging will talk about creativity in aging and the health benefits of active involvement in creative and performing arts programs.

Many of us have seen the powerful impact of the arts in senior centers and residences. In this special session, Dr. Noelker will introduce research on aging and the growing body of scientific evidence documenting the impact of the arts on the lives of senior adults.

Guest Presenter
Linda Noelker, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President for Planning and Organizational Resources at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and Director of the Katz Policy Institute. Dr. Noelker received her master’s and doctorate degrees from Case Western Reserve University where she is an Adjunct Professor of Sociology. She is the current board president of the National Center for Creative Aging.

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