Linking Cultural Museums and Environmental Justice

Track
Education Audience Research & Evaluation
Start Day and Time
Monday May 8 8:45-10 a.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
276 America's Center
Description
The everyday challenges our communities face are increasingly linked to the environment, justice, and climate change. Cultural institutions struggle to connect with these issues, yet they have a unique ability to link community movements, scientists, and their past. Join the conversation about how environment, science, history, and justice are all linked in our institutions and communities.

Education, Audience Research & Evaluation track generously supported by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Learner Outcome
  1. Reimagine how neighboring communities are potentially deeply invested partners.
  2. Understand how a change in focus can open an otherwise closed and difficult issue.
  3. Expand your network of people and institutions working on these issues.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Braden Paynter
Role: 
Moderator
Organization: 
International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
Bio
Braden is the Associate for Methodology and Practice at the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.
Presenter: 
Julieanne Fontana
Role: 
Presenter
Bio
Julieanne Fontana is a Park Ranger at Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park. She was previously with the New Hampshire Farm Museum and Mystic Seaport
Presenter: 
Kerry Olson
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Chief of Interpretation, Education and Engagement
Bio
Kerry Olson is the Chief of Interpretation at Lowell Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Previously she was the Chief of Interpretation at Lowell National Historical Park where she focused on connecting Lowell's immigrant history with its modern immigrant communities.
Presenter: 
Rosa Cabrera
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director
Organization: 
University of Illinois at Chicago
Bio
Dr. Rosa M. Cabrera is the director of the Rafael Cintron Ortiz Latino Cultural Center. Previously she directed The Field Museum's Cultural Connections" program, and also led a research team working with the Pilsen neighborhood's Mexican and Mexican American community and the West Ridge's South Asian community to better understand how cultural values and traditions impact residents' understanding and practice of eco-friendly activities."