Race, Culture, and Disrupting Privilege in Museums: A Call to Action

Saturday, September 29, 2018: 11:15 AM-12:30 PM
Meeting Room 13 (Connecticut Convention Center)
Session Leader:
Andrea Motto, Manager of Public and Youth Engagement, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Presenters:
Kellen Nixon, Director, Education Studio, Discovery Place, Inc., Priya Mohabir, Director, Alan J. Friedman Center, New York Hall of Science and Joseph Adamji, Director, Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center, Science Museum of Minnesota

This session will intentionally push the boundaries of comfort in an effort to highlight the kinds of microaggressions and biases that perpetuate whiteness in museums. Participants will explore impacts of diversifying leadership roles on the hiring practices, programming decisions, and institutional priorities of their organizations.