Curriculum for the Culture Conversations: Education as Activism
Join us for the closing panel of the Curriculum for the Culture Event Series, featuring Aaron Maybin, Brittany Young, and Kyle Pompey. These innovative educators will be discussing their work as education activists both inside and outside the classroom. Your free ticket includes an open bar and lite fare. Curriculum for the Culture event series facilitates conversation between Baltimore educators that are developing culturally relevant, and sometimes controversial curriculum, through collaborative planning. When educators come together, they create curriculum that provides students from all backgrounds the creativity and flexibility they need to thrive. Meet our panelists: Aaron Maybin is an artist, activist, author, and para-educator in Baltimore City Schools. He is the author of several books, including a coloring book for kids and young adults, and a workbook being used in classrooms across the country.
CHeck out his books here. Brittany Young is a Baltimore native; she has programmed nuclear plants, developed medical devices, &planned satellite explorations, but finds the most satisfaction in her roles in STEM education & service to her community. She became empowered to create opportunities that increase diversity in STEM fields and counter negative narratives. Brittany is the founder of B-360, an organization that utilizes dirt bike culture to end the cycle of poverty, disrupt the prison pipeline, and build bridges in communities. Through STEM education, community engagement, workforce pipe-lining and events the organization is changing the perception of engineers and dirt bike riders. Kyle Pompey, owner of Nice Shot Media, LLC. considers himself an "organic photojournalist." Whether collaborating in his studio or documenting throughout his travels, Kyle avoids posed or planned pictures. Instead, he perceives the energy of his subject, which he allows to define the story of the moment. Breaking the mold of perception is the goal of his debut photography book ”Perspective: Baltimore”. Designed to promote freethinking - every image will deliver a different narrative from the reader. .