Race and Experience: An Intersectional Dialogue

Track
Management & Administration
Start Day and Time
Wednesday May 10 11:15-12:30 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
223 America's Center
Description
Four colleagues with different levels of professional and life experience talk frankly and respectfully about working on issues of diversity, equity, and justice in the museum field. With moderator Janeen Bryant, they discuss encountering race and racism as people of color and as white people, how these experiences have shaped their practice, differences in how newer and more senior professionals approach race and equity, and their shared commitment to this work. After a half-hour panel discussion, Bryant will ask attendees to continue this conversation.
Learner Outcome
  1. Gain greater understanding of the term intersectionality" and its application in the museum context."
  2. Hear the perspectives of colleagues with varying levels of experience as they deal with race, racism, equity.
  3. Learn and practice guidelines for respectful dialogue on sensitive issues.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Gretchen Jennings
Role: 
Presenter
Bio
Gretchen Jennings has worked for over 30 years as museum educator, administrator, project manager. She served as editor for the Journal of Museum Education and for the NAME journal Exhibition. She blogs at www.museumcommons.com and writes on museums, race and inclusion. She is active in www.museumsandrace.com initiative.
Presenter: 
Janeen Bryant
Role: 
Moderator
Bio
Janeen Bryant is an inter-sectional educator, facilitator, trainer and agitator. A graduate of Davidson College with a B.A. in Anthropology, her MS is in Leadership and Management. Through direct consulting she continues to foster a love of working community-centered advocacy both regionally and nationally through educator professional development, community organizing, staff trainings and individual leadership development.
Presenter: 
PJ Policarpio
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Museum Educator
Bio
PJ GUBATINA POLICARPIO: a socially engaged artist,curator, programmer,& educator.He facilitates workshops for educators, presents at conferences,engaging in conversations on museums & social justice. In 2015, PJ created Engaging Multilingual Students:An Educator's Guide, published on artmuseumteaching.com. In 2016, his project Hinabi:Philippine Textile Lab was featured in the CROSSLINES exhibit presented by the SI Asian Pacific American Center.
Presenter: 
Ryan Hill
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Curator of Education and Academic Affairs
Organization: 
Yale University Art Gallery
Presenter: 
Stephanie Cunningham
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Audience Engagement Specialist
Organization: 
Brooklyn Museum
Bio
Stephanie Cunningham is a Museum Professional and Arts Educator. She utilizes the arts as a vehicle for cultural and social change as well as community engagement. She has worked at several reputable cultural institutions in New York City, such as the Brooklyn Museum, Weeksville Heritage Center, and the New-York Historical Society. She has taught grades K-12 in museum and classroom settings about the diverse artwork and cultural works that are within museums collections.