The Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF) has announced that its first event of the 2020 Black Belt Arts Symposium will be held on July 21, with two other events to follow on Aug. 18 and Sept. 15.
The first event is titled “Focusing on Best Practices and Presentation”. The second event on Aug. 18 will be “Tools for Artist Classroom Experience” and the final event on Sept. 15 being “Tools for Artist Classroom Experience”. All three will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The BBCF is partnering with the University of West Alabama with support from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
“What once was a great concern over yet another hurdle has become a severe concern with both pandemics (COVID-19 and systemic racism). These pandemics are disproportionately affecting disadvantaged and disabled children in the Black Belt in their ability to graduate school,” said BBCF President Felecia Lucky.
“The Black Belt Arts Symposium underscores a fresh approach in bringing together cross-disciplinary resources from the arts to reinforce elementary school students’ advancement through the third grade curriculum. We are proud to work with UWA and grateful as always for the continuing support of ASCA.”