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Chan Zuckerberg

Initiative (CZI) 

801 Jefferson Avenue

Redwood City, CA

Wednesday 6.22.2022


June 22, 2022


Registration 9:00AM

Program 10:00-11:00AM

Networking 11:00-11:30AM

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June 2022 Speaker Event:  Healing Through The Arts

  • Buy Tickets Now: $35  Ticket Sales Close Friday June 17, 2022. Pre-registration only, no tickets at the door.

The twin pandemics – COVID-19 and the systemic issue of racial inequality – have brought mental health into the open and forefront of long-term issues facing society. Trauma is especially apparent in children of all ages, racial, cultural, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds and shows to have negative implications on future generations. At this event, child development and education specialists discuss these twin pandemics, how they impact children, and how the arts help them deal with these dual traumas.

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith ​is an UC Berkeley Assistant Professor and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at The Wright Institute. Lauren Toomer, MFA is a visual artist and the Director of Visual Arts for Stanford’s School of Medicine Medicine and the Muse Program.

Conversation Moderator:

Tacy Trowbridge is a lifelong educator, drives thought leadership and advocacy for Adobe’s Global Education Team, and is the host of The Creative Educator Podcast.

AiA Visionary Award Honorees:

The Art in Action Art Visionary Award is given annually to recognize the significant role a person or organization has played in promoting the arts in society and our everyday lives. The Award represents the mission and values of Art in Action in its efforts to make art education available to children everywhere.

We are pleased to announce our AiA Visionary Award Honorees:

Kelsey Rothrock | Teacher, Horace Cureton School in San Jose

Junior League of Palo Alto Mid-Peninsula


Funds from this Event Will Support Art in Action’s DEI Curriculum Initiative

In 2022, the Art in Action Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Curriculum Initiative is focused on the development two new visual art education programs, Emerging Artist Series (EAS) and LatinX lessons. The programs’ curricula focus on contemporary artists of color and marginalized identities whose stories and artwork bring another layer of historical, cultural, societal, and current perspective empowerment and understanding to students.

COVID-19 Policy: In accordance with CZI’s COVID-19 policy, guests must show evidence of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test executed 72 hours before the event date of Wednesday, June 22nd. For more details: CZI COVID-19 Policies and Procedures, click here.