National Art Education Association

Committee on
Multiethnic Concerns

Celebrating 50 Years


We are a purpose-driven community of art educators fostering a greater understanding of the power of cultural diversity in art education and society.

Join in on the 50th anniversary virtual events. Learn more and register for free below.

October 21, 2021 | 7 PM EST

With the present attack on CRT. We imagine what role COMC plays in supporting our members and NAEA at large in these discourses. Tackle the urgent questions with peers and leaders in the movement. Hear from Dr. Vesta Daniel, dr. gloria j. wilson, Ray Yang, and emerging scholars.

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November 18, 2021 | 7 PM EST

This session questions how we might imagine what kind of space we need COMC to be. How do we plant seeds to create a collaborative community organizing space? We invite participants to join in active strategic planning for what the next 50 years of COMC and NAEA might look like.

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Promises of a Living Archive: Encountering a Past
That is Not Past

December 9, 2021 | 7 PM EST

The COMC is at a poignant place where we can imagine the ways we will act and interact in and with our communities. What legacies have we left and what will allow us to reach further? The lack of presence of minoritized histories in archives begs us to ask how then can COMC approach archiving the present? The future?

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Executive Board

dr. gloria j. wilson

University of Arizona

Dr. Ahran Koo

California State University, Fresno

Dr. Adriane Pereira

Maryland Institute Colllege of Art (MICA)

Dr. Zerric Clinton

Artist/ Henry County, GA Art Educator

Immediate Past Chair
Dr. Hazel Beaumont Bradshaw Young

Delaware State University