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K-12 Workshop: She Who Tells a Story: Women and Gender in the Middle East

October 28, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


K-12 teachers are invited to join the Ackland Art MuseumCarolina K-12, and the Duke UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies to explore the topic of women and gender in the Middle East.  During this interdisciplinary, arts-integrated workshop, teachers will learn about how women have shaped political, social, and cultural life of the Middle East, while making connections to the Ackland’s special exhibition, She Who Tells a Story:  Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World.


The workshop will highlight the diversity of women’s experiences in the region. Sessions by university faculty will complicate media representations and orientalist portrayals of women in the Middle East, highlight women’s activism in the region, and illustrate women’s social contributions in the Middle East. Teachers will also engage with She Who Tells a Story, which introduces the pioneering work of leading women photographers from Iran and the Arab world. Teachers will also learn about classroom resources available from the Consortium, Carolina K-12, and Ackland Art Museum. CEUS offered!

REGISTRATION: Space is limited to the first 30 registrants. This workshop is open to any currently teaching educator or curriculum specialist in North Carolina. Registrants must be able to attend all hours of the workshop. Registration is open HERE until October 21 or until spaces are filled. Please contact with questions.


A number of substitute scholarships (up to $120) are available for teachers whose schools can not cover the cost of a substitute. Please indicate on this form that you would like to be considered for a substitute scholarship.


This workshop is funded by the Ackland Art Museum, Carolina K-12 Warren A. Nord Endowment for Teachers, and a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education.


Ackland Art Museum

UNC Chapel Hill


October 28, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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