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FATE Statement of Inclusion & Diversity

FATE works to provide art educators who teach college-level foundations with pedagogical resources, community networking, and professional support while promoting excellence and innovation in curricular development. We are keenly aware of the importance of inclusive spaces that reflect a diversity of people and viewpoints. We seek to promote inclusivity in our conferences, home institutions, and the field as a whole. FATE acknowledges that the concept of inclusivity is not limited to one definition or set of constructs but exists in many forms and contexts. We know it is important to articulate our position of inclusivity in relation to our mission as an organization.

 

For FATE an inclusive environment is one that encourages and actively seeks out participation from diverse voices, especially those who have been historically marginalized. As an institution we stand against racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, ableism and all other efforts to exclude individuals based on identity, socio-economic status, political views, veteran status or national origin.

 

Our inclusive vision seeks to create spaces that welcome diverse individual and group identities with the understanding that multiple voices and perspectives mutually benefit and inform discussions of art, pedagogy and professional practice.

FATE DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility) Committee
2024 - 2025

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Kevin Kao  
he/they

DEIA Representative

Furman University

kevin.kao@furman.edu

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Jjenna Andrews
she/they

Mott Community College

jjenna.andrews@mcc.edu

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Adam Farcus 
they/them

University of South Florida

communications@foundationsart.org

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Katie Hargrave
she/her

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

kathryn-hargrave@utc.edu

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Sherry Muyuan He
she/her

City College of New York

sherry@sherrymuyuanhe.com

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Forrest Lawson
he/they

George Mason University

flawson4@gmu.edu

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Jessamyn Lovell
they/them

University of New Mexico

jlovell@unm.edu

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Colleen Merrill
she/her

Bluegrass Community & Technical College

colleen.merrill@kctcs.edu

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Gigi Polo
she/her

The New School University

niberca@newschool.edu

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Binod Shrestha
he/him

University of North Texas

development.fate@gmail.com

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Tim Smith
he/him

University of the Arts Helsinki

timothy.smith@uniarts.fi

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Eddie Villanueva
he/him

The College of New Jersey

evillanueva.art@gmail.com

2022-2023 FATE DEIA Committee

Adam Farcus (DEIA Chair)
Elizabeth Folk
Katie Hargrave
Sherry Muyuan He
Kevin Kao
Colleen Merrill
Millian Giang Pham

Binod Shrestha

2019-2021 DEIA Task-Force

Kariann Fuqua
Katie Hargrave
Colleen Merrill
Guen Montgomery
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