Informal science institutions (ISIs) are embedded in communities where engagement is burdened by social inequities and lack of inclusion. This ASTC Intensive aims to build the capacity of participants to address one of the foremost challenges of ISIs: matching our missions, changing our structures, and educating our staff to embrace the urgency of equity work. Presenters and participants will collaboratively explore the complexity of equity and inclusion work in ISI settings. Presenters will provide examples of, and practice in, field-specific, practitioner-focused actions, e.g., a training protocol for visitor-facing staff, and frameworks, e.g., appreciative inquiry, for organizational change.
Preregistration required. Limited to 30 participants. Fee: $150 per person (includes breakfast and lunch)