2017 ASTC Annual Conference (October 21-24)

Building Bridges: Empathetic Listening, Appreciative Inquiry, and Community Inclusion as Authentic Community Engagement Work

Sunday, October 22, 2017: 3:00 PM-4:15 PM
Convention Center
Session Leader:
Robby Callahan Schreiber, Science Museum of Minnesota
Adrienne Barnett, Thinkery, Melissa Russell, Museum of Life and Science, Eric Godoy, Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Timothy Hecox, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Authentic community engagement describes a healthy and sustainable ecology of participation wherein there is a reciprocal relationship between the museum and community. Explore program and institutional initiatives that take a critical look at traditional power dynamics, breaking down walls and building bridges between underrepresented cultural communities and science centers.