When Mar 27 11:00 AM

Registration is now closed for this event, as of 9:30 am, Friday, March 26.

Please email Kate Garman at kgarman@moore.edu if you're still interested in registering for this event.

Moore College of Art & Design invites art educators from the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies to share and listen to first person narratives from the field of art education.

This webinar will feature Moore graduate student Meghann Altomare MA '21 as facilitator, and panel members Wit López, Dani Gonzalez, and Amanda Pigott, with time built in for attendees to contribute their own reflections as they feel led.

Format: Zoom Webinar — link will be emailed to registered attendees 24 hours before the event. ASL Interpreter will be provided. 

Registration Fees:

  • $10 for General Admission
  • $5 for Moore Alumni
  • FREE for Moore Faculty, Staff, and all Students from any college or university

1 Professional Development / ACT 48 Hour is included with this session.

ASL Interpreter services will be provided by DHCC.

If you have any additional questions or accommodation needs please contact Lauren Stichter, Director of Art Education, at lstichter@moore.edu or 267.433.8312. 

Artwork pictured: Wit López, Those Three Kings Over There, detail. Image used with permission of the artist.

About the Facilitator

Meghann Altomare Facilitator

Meghann Altomare (she/they) is a current art education graduate student at Moore College of Art exploring the impact of cisnormative and heteronormative language on LGBTQ+ students in the art classroom. Meghann received their undergraduate degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in photography with an emphasis on sustainability and social practice. Through their experience as a teaching artist in Southeast Delaware County and student teaching in a private school focused on emotional support, Meghann has developed a passion for culturally responsive pedagogy and fostering personal voice, empathy, and community through art.

About the Panel Members

Wit López Panel Member

Wit López is an award-winning multidisciplinary maker, performance artist, writer, and cultural advocate based in Philadelphia, PA. Their work explores race, gender, sexuality, and class at the intersection of disability justice, while using absurdity and Black Absurdism as tools for resistance. Wit is currently an Activist-Curator Fellow for the Chronicling Resistance project at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Dani Gonzalez Panel Member

Dani Gonzalez is an elementary art educator teaching in Chesterfield County Virginia. They graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Undergraduate Art Education program. Their interests span across topics such as the intersection of teaching and queer identity, working with Hispanic populations, as well as social-emotional learning strategies.

Amanda Pigott Panel Member

Amanda Pigott has a BFA in art education from VCU and works as a high school art teacher in Richmond Public Schools in Richmond, Virginia. They navigate being an Out presence, guide, and advocate in a public school setting where gender and sexuality means many different things to a multilingual and multicultural student population. They have a long passion for advocacy for LGBT students on many different fault lines of identity including food insecurity, advocating for LGBT-inclusive food insecurity resources in leadership and presentations at VCU, JMU, and NAEA. Artistically, they explore themes of joy, humor, and absurdity through crafts.