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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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! 

 

 

AAM 2018 | Announcing >> Museums & Race Transformation and Justice Lounge: REFLECT, RECHARGE, RECLAIM

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Ready to challenge and transform industry values that perpetuate structural racism within our community? Join us in Phoenix!

REFLECT on current Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access issues via our round-table dialogs.

RECHARGE in our lounge area and relaxation nook.

RECLAIM a progressive vision for museums in collaboration with local artists and colleagues. Follow @MuseumsandRace #MuseumsandRace

Interested in volunteering for the Transformation and Justice Lounge?  Give us a shout on social media.  Core lounge staff will be eligible for FREE and/or reduced-cost access to the Expo Hall and AAM Conference.  CONTACT US >>

Museums and Race is looking for sponsors to support the critical dialog and work engaged in by our colleagues in this space.  LEARN MORE >> 

AAM 2017 | VISIT #MUSEUMSandRACE: SHARE AND BE INSPIRED!

Museums & Race

Community Center and Transformation Lounge

at the American Alliance of Museums 2017 Annual Meeting

May 8 & 9 2017 – in the MuseumExpo

 

Museums and Race is a movement to challenge and re-imagine institutional policies and systems that perpetuate oppressions in museums. We are a group of museum professionals who are interested in effecting radical change in our field. Our work is (1) to persuade our colleagues that it is necessary to adopt a new philosophical stance on the role of the museum that is both morally and culturally responsive and grounded in empathy, respect, and inclusion and (2) to build and grow a movement toward examining and ultimately transforming institutional policies. Museums & Race joins efforts with colleagues focused on this work.

 

The American Alliance of Museums has provided space at the annual meeting in St. Louis this May to support this movement. There Museums and Race will host a Community Center and Transformation Lounge – a space to recharge, engage in self-reflection, connect with others and share resources about justice and transformation across our professional field. The Community Center and Transformation Lounge will be a hybrid drop in space in the MuseumExpo that includes interactive activities and pop-up presentations that encourage connecting with others involved in justice-centered work and open dialog.

The Museums & Race Community Center and Transformation Lounge will be open on Monday, May 8 from 11:45 am to 5:30 pm and on Tuesday, May 9 from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.

We have attempted to schedule programming during times when conference activities with a similar focus are not taking place to provide a platform for continued discourse and sharing of ideas and practice across the field.

Join us for:

  • Lightning Talks on Tuesday from 3-5 pm with speakers Ariana Curtis, Ranald Woodaman, Lisa Sasaki, Chris Taylor, Kai Frazier, Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, and Nicole Ivy.

 The Lightning Talks are designed for museum professionals to speak truth to power on  intersectionality, privilege, systems of oppression, institutional legacies and other related topics. The talks will be informational, inspirational and conversational. Some of the topics that will be covered include decolonizing museums, Afro Latinx identity, community engagement and more!

  •  Open Mic opportunities throughout the afternoon for attendees to give short talks (sign-up sheet at the entrance).

 

  • Participants and visitors of the Community Center and Transformation Lounge will be able to record multimedia Testimonies as short videos or in writing.

 

  •  The Justice Fleet mobile museum that bridges art activism, intergroup dialogue, community education, and community healing will also be onsite.

Come to inspire and be inspired! ! For more details and additional announcements, follow us on Twitter & Instagram at @MuseumsandRace; follow us on Facebook. We invite everyone to use the #MuseumsandRace and #AAM2017 hashtags on social media to share justice and transformation related discussions, sessions, and presentations among ourselves and with our broader community online!