A performer in traditional attire skillfully manipulates multiple hoops in an outdoor setting, with a large seated audience watching in the background.

Educator Event

K-12 Educator Night: Teaching Two-Spirit Identity

Educators, you are invited to an exciting event at the Heard Museum on June 12 from 2 to 5 pm!

Join us for Educator Night, an evening of professional learning and networking. This Educator Night will feature the experience of Beany John (Taino/Plains Cree) who is a Two-Spirit hoop dancer and top placing competitor. John will give a 45-minute presentation on their life and experience as a Two-Spirit individual and provide teachers with ways to engage and connect with their LGBTQ2S+ students. Guests will also enjoy a 15-minute hoop dance performance.

Educators will also be given an exclusive tour of the new Harry Fonseca: Transformations exhibition and time to explore the museum.

Email us with questions. We look forward to seeing you there! Click the link above or here to register.

Event Schedule:

2:00 to 3:00 Check-in/Free time in the museum

3:00 to 3:30 Tour of Harry Fonseca: Transformations with Heard Museum Curator, Roshii Montaño

3:30 to 4:15 Presentation from Beany John (Taino/Plains Cree)

4:15 to 4:30 Hoop Dance performances from Beany John

4:30 to 4:45 Q&A

4:45 to 5:00 Complete survey, receive Professional Development certificate, and network