#firstdayfirstimage

asks artist-educators to actively rethink the canons they create

for their curricula starting with the first image shown

to students on the first day of class

 

by centering voices long under-examined as the first image

discussed in the classroom, including but not limited to female artists,

artists of color, LGBTQ artists, and indigenous artists, we accept

responsibility to expand the histories we help to create

 

by hashtagging and broadcasting our chosen first image as #firstdayfirstimage

we create an exchange of ideas on what these new histories might look like