Darwin Rodriguez is a public historian and humanities educator that believes in lowering of barriers to knowledge in order to foster increased cross-cultural understanding. A former Miami Dade County public school teacher, he is currently a lead teaching artist at the Perez Art Museum (PAMM) and an adjunct history professor at Florida International University (FIU). His scholarship has focused massive traumatic events around the world, as well as how the Atlantic Slave Trade is taught in the contemporary American classroom. As a museum educator, Darwin is working to creating opportunities for teachers and students of different backgrounds to use art spaces as a medium to discuss pressing issues that stem from their everyday surroundings and realities.
DRDH GROUP: Join me while I discuss how we frame history, both inside and outside the classroom and gallery. I will also share digital resources with the public so they can access silenced histories and narratives on their own, perhaps for the first time.
"As someone deeply committed to public education and engaging our community on local issues, Climate Crusader is doing the urgent and necessary work of public education and advocacy on environmental issues that affects all us in South Florida. I am proud to serve as
a board member and collaborate with Climate Crusader on initiatives that reach broad and diverse audiences and engages them to think critically about our lack of attention on the ongoing climate emergency."