The Museums & Race Gathering will offer AAM annual meeting attendees and those not registered for the meeting a comfortable and welcoming environment where participants – both people of color and white people – can engage in dialogue about race and museums as well as find space to strategize, recharge, and enter into self-reflection.

The Museums & Race  Gathering at AAM is a direct result of the Museums & Race convening in Chicago where participants expressed interest in extending the exchange and dialogue to involve a broader group of museum workers and leaders. The Gathering will be an opportunity to explore the ways oppression, privilege, self-care for people of color, and intersectionality should be addressed in museums. For more on these concepts and how they are being used, please read the Museums & Race Statement of Purpose. It will feature a series of facilitated sessions (pre-registration is recommended), as well as a drop-in lounge area with resources and activities.

Transformation Lounge Programming:
 
Core Question Stations 
Each station poses a question about museums engaging with race contributed by a Museums & Race partner group including #MuseumsRespondtoFerguson, Visitors of Color, and Museums & Race January Convening participants. The stations invite informal, drop-in style dialogue and group strategizing.
 
Story Kiosk from Brad Larson
Stop by to record a video and share your responses to questions about Museums & Race and your experience at the Gathering
 
Museums & Race Info Table
Learn more about how Museums & Race came about, how to connect, upcoming events and the vision for this initiative.
 
Resource Table
What resources have been key to the formation of Museum & Race 2016? Interested in continued learning and scholarship related to Museum & Race? Stop by this table to look through resources, do some reading or talk to a volunteer about particular resources you are interested in finding.
 
Follow Brown Girls Museum Blog (@2brwngirls), The Incluseum (@incluseum) and Museums and Race (@MuseumsandRace) on twitter for live tweeting from the Transformation Lounge!

A partnership of: #MuseumsRespondToFerguson, #MuseumWorkersSpeak, Brown Girls Museum Blog, DivCom, The Empathetic Museum, The Incluseum, Museum Hue, and Visitors of Color

Supported by The Museum Group and AAM.

Register for the event here.

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