Cultural Appropriation: Critical Conversations on Cultural Awareness

Saturday, September 12 at 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
ASU Preparatory Academy
735 East Fillmore Street Phoenix, AZ


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Event for High School Students 

Using history and current events as context, join this critical dialogue on cultural appropriation, cultural (in)sensitivity and awareness, and “political correctness”. Workshops will feature small group discussions to elaborate on and engage attendees on various forms of cultural appropriation, stereotyping, and buffoonery while offering historical perspectives and exploring the sociopolitical and cultural ramifications of these acts and behaviors.

Key topics: Blackface and "school spirit", "Redskins" and mascots, Iggy Azalea and hip hop, etc.

Featuring: keynote by Kat Lazo, Feminist, Youtuber, and Critical Thinker

Register at starting August 1.

Click here for the press release.


Symposium Steering Committee : 

  • Heather-Ann O'Loughlin, Humanities Electives, Senior Capstone, ASU Preparatory High School, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Dr. Neal Lester, Director, Project Humanities, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 
  • Sharon Torres, Coordinator, Project Humanities, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
  • Tracy Weaver, AP English /Secondary Ed/Speech, Communications MAED, Director of Forensics, Perry High School, Chandler, Arizona








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(480) 727-7030