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Call for Pittsburgh Artists

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The CALL:
Race and Revolution: Still Separate – Still Unequal is putting out an open call to emerging artists in the Pittsburgh area of all media whose work relates to and engages in conversation with the themes related to the challenges of racial and economic disparity in the U.S. education system.

Criteria:
We would like to view completed works that address this topic and/or proposals for work related to the topic to potentially be included in a group exhibition at the August Wilson Cultural Center from April 27 – July 21, 2019 . Proposals for site-specific works are welcome.

Examples of Topics that fall under the umbrella of Still Separate and Still Unequal:
● Regulatory/Legal Implications (i.e. Metal detectors in schools, the School-to-prison pipeline, and Increased disciplinary measures)
● School Resources (i.e. Overcrowding in classrooms/lunchrooms, Access to books &
supplies, Teachers that represent the communities they teach, and Counseling services)
● Navigating the System (i.e. Barriers for English Language Learner students, Standardized
testing, College prep, Integrated student & teacher population)
● White Flight and de facto segregation – segregated communities lead to segregated schools
● Racial Imbalance – Language used by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission in its
lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia in 1994

Deadline – Friday, March 8, 2019
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For More Information Contact:
Bria Blackshear, Curatorial Assistant, bblackshear@aacc-awc.org