Super shirts for a super crew! (AAM 2019)

It’s that time again.
Time for critical conference wardrobe decisions.*
(order by April 29 to ensure pre-AAM delivery)


Limited edition We All Get Free

*Proceeds from the sale of this shirt go to support the ongoing work of Museums and Race as we reclaim space for action on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in the field and support one another in this work.

WE <3 OUR SPONSORS!

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Museums and Race #AAM2019 Sponsorship Opportunities are Live!

We’re looking for a few more generous souls to help us make the 2019 Museums and Race Transformation and Justice Lounge and WE ALL GET FREE Pre-conference the best it can be.

Does that sound like you or your organization?

Learn more or jump in and sign-up at the right level for you.

Your financial support ensures that the Transformation & Justice Lounge remains THE go-to space in #AAM2019 Expo Hall for: meaningful networking, recharging (your spirit + your phone), quiet reflection, lightening talks, community cyphers, and collaborative art.

For real, for real, your financial support:

  • puts snacks on the table, 
  • streams documentaries on the TV, 
  • adds “1-2-3” to the microphone check, 
  • places essential oils in the relaxation corner, 
  • prints the newly re-designed Report Cards,
  • covers processing fees for the new t-shirts

and NEW for 2019,

You can sponsor/gift a colleague’s attendance to Museums and Race’s
“WE ALL GET FREE” Retreat and Restorative Experience (May 18th) 
http://bit.ly/MuseumsAndRaceNOLA

YOU’RE INVITED: 2019 Pre-AAM Retreat in NOLA

Dear museum colleagues:

  • Feeling discouraged and stressed in your antiracist and social justice work?
  • Getting resistance to ideas you’ve brought to your institutions from inspiring convenings and workshops?
  • Grappling with the prevalence of unconscious bias either in the treatment you receive or in your own thinking and responses?

Join us for four hours of reflection, sharing, and skill building in the context of our common work on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER, click here!

And many thanks to our workshop partners:  The Empathetic Museum, MASS Action, and The National World War II Museum

WE ALL GET FREE retreat + restorative experience (AAM 2019)

This year, WE ALL GET FREE!

We hope you’ll join us at the American Alliance of Museums conference (May 18-22)

The 4th Annual Transformation and Justice Lounge engages Local Artists to tell the unique stories of New Orleans; hosts Community Cyphers to dialog about pressing issues of museums, race, and practice; and invites weary conference travelers to recharge in our Relaxation Pod.
(Expo Hall Booth #1112)

For updates, follow: @MuseumsandRace #MuseumsandRace


SCHEDULE
Laissez les bons temps rouller!

Saturday, May 18 | Noon – 4pm
WE ALL GET FREE Pre-conference Workshop
The National WW II Museum

Monday, May 20 | Noon – 5:30pm
Museums & Race Lounge
Interactive Artist Installation
Community Cypher | Empathy: Core vs Cosmetic, 1-2pm
Community Cypher | Inclusive Leadership: The Rise of DEAI Officers, 3-4pm

Tuesday, May 21 | 10am – 5:30pm
Museums & Race Lounge
Interactive Artist Installation
Community Cypher | We Have a Place Here: Mixed Race and Museums, 10-11am
Community Cypher | TBD, Noon-1pm
Community Cypher | TBD, 1-2pm
Community Cypher | Is That Hung White: Representation in Exhibition Design, 3-4pm
“HAPPY HOUR” and MR Poetry Slam, 4:30 – 5:30pm

Wednesday, May 22 | 8:30am – Noon
Museums & Race Lounge
Community Cypher | TBD, 8:30-9:30am
Community Cypher | AAM Museums & Race Talk Back, 10:30-11:30am

Rescheduled for 10/17: 2pm… Get Schooled: M+R Report Card Webinar

Webinar rescheduled for OCTOBER 17: 2PM Eastern / 11AM Pacific


Join us Wednesday, October 17 at 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific for a recap of our Museums and Race Report Card Session at AAM 2018.

RSVP to let us know you’ll be there and to school us on what conversations you want to see in the future.

We’ll share the link to the Zoom webinar via email and social media on Tuesday!
Be ready.

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Museums & Race Report Card | Ask and ye shall receive! Use and ye shall cite!

You saw it at AAM 2018. You spied it at NYCMER. You coveted your own copy not cropped from someone’s Twitter feed. Behold the Museums and Race Report Card in your own printer-friendly format. [Download pdf]

This report card is inspired by the work and professional reflections of many dedicated individuals who have collaborated with Museums and Race since its inception. Share it widely. Use it wisely.

And since it appears we have to state the obvious these days in the face of alt-facts and suspiciously reference-free content, please remember to Cite. Your. Sources. 

UPDATE: Join us Tuesday, September 18 for for our first Museums & Race Report Card webinar!

 

 

 

AAM 2018 | Museums & Race Transformation and Justice Lounge (final schedule)

See you in Phoenix!
You can find us in Booth 1704.

REFLECT on current Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access issues via our community cypher dialogs.

RECHARGE in our lounge area and relaxation pods.

RECLAIM a progressive vision for museums in collaboration with local artists and colleagues.

Follow @MuseumsandRace #MuseumsandRace to stay in the know.

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Co-sponsored by our generous friends at Museum Next:

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All the Things:

COMMUNITY CYPHER DIALOGS 1_auut-studio

Join round table hosts to discuss a range of contemporary issues around race, image, representation, access, and identity. Monday (3 & 4 pm); Tuesday (11:30 am & 12:30 pm); Wednesday (8 am). Grab coffee or lunch and join us for some real talk. (details below)

Sponsored by our friends at Auut Studio 

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Need a moment to catch your breath, close your eyes, and prepare for your next networking challenge? Check out our colorful relaxation pods and take a moment to clear your head and nourish your soul! Open during all Expo Hall hours.

Sponsored by our friends at Interactive Mechanics

PARTICIPATORY ARTIST COLLABORATIONS BalboaParkLogo v11 082709

We’ve partnered with local mural artists Thomas “Breeze” Marcus and Dwayne Manuel, and Zine artist Amber McCrary to engage loungers in exploring these mediums for personal expression and building community identity. Come get your hands dirty — we’ll provide the wet wipes.

Sponsored by our friends at Balboa Park Cultural partnership

WORK THAT NETWORK

Drop by during Expo Hall hours to catch up with friends and colleagues or join us Tuesday from 4:00-5:30 for a Networking “Happy” Hour.  Although we can’t legally serve you alcohol — we will be ecstatically happy to have you with us to connect with one another and continue to build a strong network of industry professional committed to challenging and re-imagining institutional policies and systems that perpetuate oppressions in museums.

MUSEUMS & RACE REPORT CARD

Join us at our Wednesday session (10:15 am) for a frank conversation about Museums and Race. As the museum industry comes under increased scrutiny about policies surrounding race, diversity, inclusion, and representation, we take this opportunity to reflect on events from the past year to celebrate excellence, challenge mistakes, and identify opportunities for continued growth and forward momentum. From exhibition, to programming, to governance, to funding, issues of equity will continue to challenge us personally and professionally. How will we meet these challenges and grow our capacity to serve our communities?


Schedule:

MONDAY, MAY 7

Noon – 5:30 pm
Transformation & Justice Lounge kick-off and Mural-making with Thomas “Breeze” Marcus and Dwayne Manuel

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  —  Expo Hall Break.
Grab a snack or some coffee and swing by the Lounge

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Community Cypher Dialog
Acknowledging Indigenous Lands 
This conversation will focus on the importance of acknowledging Indigenous lands as foundational part of public program. This dialogue will also challenge participants to think about how this acknowledgment can be a thread woven into the work we do as museum professionals and not simply a welcome protocol to follow but a powerful statement about how we work to share Indigenous perspectives throughout our community work.
Hosted by Jaclyn Roessel (@JacRoess of @grownupnavajo),Director of Decolonizing Initiatives, San Diego Museum of Man; and Marcus Monenerkit, Director of Community Engagement at the Heard (@heardmuseum)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Community Cypher Dialog
Overcoming Historical Amnesia Through Community Reflection
The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the events that followed left an indelible mark on society and throughout communities. This roundtable will focus on how museums can bring communities together across generations to address historical amnesia and issues of racial and social justice.
Hosted by Saralyn Rosenfield, Director of Learning & Engagement, Delaware Art Museum; Marlowe Stoudamire, Detroit 67 Project Director, Detroit Historical Society; Jonathan Whitney, Manager of Performance Programs & Community Engagement, Delaware Art Museum

TUESDAY, MAY 8

10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Transformation & Justice Lounge open and Zine creation with Amber McCrary

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Community Cypher Dialog
Being a Multiracial Museum Professional
The museum professional community is dispersed across a wide spectrum of acceptance and implementation of transformation of this traditionally academic field deeply rooted in white supremacy. Join multiracial museum professionals sharing their experiences bringing the resistance into their respective museums. Their stories and experiences on claiming and reclaiming their identities in museums, along with how they’ve navigated and negotiated privilege, will open up a larger conversation with audience members on coping mechanisms and strategies on how to reimagine a truly inclusive space.
Hosted by Andrea Neighbors, Education Specialist, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center; Dina Bailey, CEO, Mountain Top Vision; Stacey Swanby, Associate Director of Visitor Services, The Broad

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Community Cypher Dialog
Beyond Tokenism: Building an inclusive and equitable Museum
Share your stories and add to the building blocks that will change our field. #inclusionandequity #museumsarenotnutral 
Hosted by Cris Scorza, Director of Education and Engagement, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego 

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  —  Expo Hall Break
Grab a snack and some coffee and swing by the Lounge.

4:00 – 5:30
Work That Network 
Mingle with your peers; explore this year’s artist installations; and tell us what’s in your “inclusion rider“.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

8:00 am  – Noon
Transformation & Justice Lounge open

8:00 am – 9:00 am — Expo Hall Breakfast
Grab some grub and coffee and swing by the Lounge.

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Community Cypher Dialog
Building Your Museum Manifesto
Collaborative creation of manifestos or a written statement that can encapsulate a team’s foundational beliefs, including how they engage with each other and their communities. The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Culture Lab Manifesto and Playbook will be distributed as an example, but the conversation will be an opportunity to share experiences and exchange ideas.
Hosted by Nafisa Isa (@thenafisaisa), Program Manager, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (@smithsonianapa) 

10:15 am – 11:45 am
Museums and Race Report Card: Looking Back to Move Forward (129AB)


Special thanks to:

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and to Margaret Kadoyama for their generous support.


Looking forward to 2019 

If you’re interested in serving on the 2018-2019 Museums & Race Steering Committee, let us know!