We had a great start to our professional development series in 2017 with guest speakers Taliq Tillman (co-founder of Diversity Talks) and Pushed Learning & Media. Tillman's workshop, "When Students Lead the Conversations" guided teaching artists and educators through discussions relating to student-voice, race, and vulnerability. Pushed Learning & Media's interactive performance grounded in hip hop music and dance jump-started conversations on modern civil rights and social justice. Thank you to those who attended. Your feedback is extremely valuable in the planning of future workshops! Make sure you stay updated on upcoming professional development opportunities by subscribing to the RITAC newsletter!