Diversity is a Verb Webinar

Previously Presented Webinars:

Walking the Walk: 
Implementing Inclusivity Practices in your Arts Education Organization

Presented by Kelly Prestel

Tuesday, February 9, 6-7:30 pm Eastern Time



How do we go from talking the talk to walking the walk in providing more diverse and inclusive arts education and programming? Join the American Alliance for Theatre and Education for a practical webinar to address the steps you can take to build and grow inclusivity in your organization, classroom, and/or theatre. The facilitator will guide participants through some basic action items to help make your arts education spaces more diverse and inclusive, drawing on case studies of culturally competent arts organizations and her own study of inclusivity. The facilitator will highlight real-life successes and challenges of institutional practices in inclusivity and how those lessons can be applied to your practice. Participants will be given resources and tools that you can use to immediately adjust the lens through which you plan.  

Presentation Recording:
To view the presentation press HERE.


Kelly Prestel is currently the Associate Director of Education at the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston, MA. As Associate Director, she manages the recently expanded City Spotlights Leadership Program for Boston teens and oversees daily operations for all education programs. She worked previously with Citi Center as a Lead Teaching Artist and Graduate Fellow, conducting workshops for the Target Arts Program and City Spotlights and developing curriculum for the Dudley Library Arts Festival. She also previously worked as Membership and Programming Coordinator for the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) and as a teaching artist for several years at the Drama Learning Center in Columbia, MD. Kelly’s research interests include diversity and inclusion in the arts, specifically theatre for young audiences (TYA), cultural representation of marginalized populations, and Latino/a TYA. She served on expert panels and presented workshops on inclusivity at the AATE Conference, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America Conference, and the New England Theatre Conference. Kelly currently serves on the Board of Directors for AATE as Treasurer. She earned her undergraduate degree in Media and Communication Studies from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and her Masters in Theatre Education with a concentration in Theatre and Community from Emerson College.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Comptencies

Presented by Eric Love

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 11 am-12 pm Eastern Time

Presentation Recording:
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Eric Love is a dynamic higher education practitioner and speaker that blends firsthand experience, a breadth of knowledge and an inspirational message to his audiences. Drawing upon his professional, personal and academic life, he is equally at home giving a keynote address, presenting a workshop or facilitating a weekend retreat. 

The youngest child of a bi-racial and bi-cultural couple, Eric grew up in England and the State of Idaho. As an undergrad at Boise State University (BSU), he developed a strong sense of social justice and became an outspoken human rights activist. While at BSU, Eric served as the first African American student body president. He went on to obtain a Master’s degree from Idaho State University (ISU) in Counseling, with an emphasis in Student Affairs. Eric then worked at ISU for five years as the Diversity Resources Coordinator. Eric completed some doctoral studies in Higher Education Administration at Indiana University, where he served as Director of Diversity Education. 

Eric is currently the Director of Staff Diversity and Inclusion at the University Of Notre Dame, where he continues to develop innovative strategies for diversity and inclusion programs and multicultural competency training. 

Eric is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Among his proudest achievements, was his role in having the state of Idaho recognize the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Eric has a consulting business, LoveForce Consulting, specializing in diversity and inclusion education and training, multicultural competency training, student leadership and social justice.