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Using contemporary art to understand and teach anti-racism

Tue 20 Oct 17.00-18.30

Tuesday 20 October, 17.00-18.30

Cost: FREE (funded as part of our commitment to tackling racism)

Booking essential

A conversation with Producer (Education) Amanda McMahon, Writer and Artist Dr Sheree Angela Matthews and Artists: Niveen Kassem, Adah Reeve and Wajid Hussain.

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art recently signed ‘We stand to denounce racism in all its forms.’ An online statement, filled with signatures from organisations, companies and individuals within the North East’s cultural sector, publicly denouncing racism to be wrong and will not be tolerated or accepted anywhere within a just society. To read this statement in full, click here.

We acknowledge and understand that, when considering racism, silence is not the answer. That silence is complicity. That silence is a violence in itself.

We know that more has to be done to bring about conversation and solutions. We’ve been listening. As BALTIC continues its thinking, work and resets its approaches to tackling racism and contributing to a more humane and equitable society, we want to create an anti-racism teaching resource for schools as one part of that ongoing journey.

We are offering an online CPD session for educators to learn more about the artists we worked with on this project as they share their thoughts on Anti Racism Education in schools and how to use contemporary art to begin these conversations with children. This event marks the launch of BALTIC's anti-racism resource for teachers, for more information please email

The session will take place on Zoom. The waiting room will be open from 17.00 and the session will begin at 17.15