The CAPE in Dialogue series began in the summer of 2020 as a way to remotely explore ideas related to- and responding to- the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the radical shift to online teaching, learning, art making, and community building. These sessions bring together artists, educators, and researchers to engage in a public dialogue about key issues of the day.

You can watch past CAPE in Dialogue recordings below, most recent first.

A Dialogue on Investigating Social Emotional Learning & Trauma (September 16, 2020)

Join us for a discussion on the intersection of Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Trauma Informed Practices, and Restorative Justice, featuring licensed school social worker Brian Calhoun; Dr. Elena Quintana; and artist and educator Jennifer Mannebach.

As classrooms have moved to virtual spaces, how do educators and artists mindfully support the social emotional well being of their students? How does studying systemic oppression and its institutions that produce and reproduce trauma guide educators and artists to articulate and enact more meaningful interactions and collaborations with students and communities?

A Dialogue on Family Learning and Art Making During the Pandemic (August 25, 2020)

As school districts around the country plan remote/online learning this Fall, the home is now the site of learning and family members are taking on critical roles in education. This scenario creates enormous stresses and challenges for parents, grandparents, siblings and the students themselves, but also offers opportunities for family engagement and learning.

This dialogue will explore multiple perspectives on the intersection of art making and family learning, and will include presentations from and conversation between Aram Atamian (Interdisciplinary artist), Mara Flores (Ecologist/Community Educator), Jessica Mueller (Interdisciplinary artist), Leticia Ramos (Teacher, Chicago Public Schools), Ricarose Roque (Researcher/Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder), Geralyn Yu (Researcher/Assistant Professor, University of  New Mexico).  The conversation will be facilitated by Joseph Spilberg, CAPE Associate Director of Education.

Musicians and Music Educators in Dialogue (July 29, 2020)

Regardless of genre or locality, musicians around the globe have responded creatively and quickly to the pandemic. At this public online event, John Foster (Jazz Institute of Chicago),  Lional Brother El Freeman (The Beat Bank), Jordan Knecht (Interdisciplinary Artist), Rachel Maxwell (Music teacher, Oswego IL), and Anne Huynh McTighe and Karen Mari (Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra) discuss morphing and adapting their practices to online spaces. The conversation will be facilitated by Joseph Spilberg, Associate Director of Education, CAPE.

Artists in Dialogue, with Marc Fischer and Nick Wylie (July 14, 2020)

Join Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) for a conversation about shifts and pivots in artistic print media and collective organizing during the time of COVID19 and the mounting attention to race consciousness and inequities. For this panel we will hear from Marc Fischer and Nicholas Wylie, who both are Chicago-based artists whose individual works span organizing events around social justice, publishing artist/activist zines and booklets, and blurring the distinction between artistic and educative practices.

Artists in Dialogue, with Patricia Nguyen and William Estrada (June 24, 2020)

Join Patricia Nguyen and William Estrada in conversation about changing arts practices, pedagogy, and community engagement in the time of pandemic and revolution. This conversation will be facilitated by Joseph Spilberg, Associate Director of Education at Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE).

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