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The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC), a nonprofit membership organization, is an association of museums, museum staff, independent professionals and corporate partners. We focus on the Southeastern United State including: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands.
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This year SEMC held its Annual Business Meeting virtually on October 20, 2020! While we truly missed gathering in Louisville, we still came together to report good news, conduct business, present awards and be inspired by an amazing keynote address from Christy Coleman.
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Looking for Resources to support Black Lives Matter and Anti-Racist initiatives? Need guidance on COVID-19 protocols for museums?
SEMC has running lists to help!
BLACK LIVES MATTER
A MESSAGE FROM THE SEMC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
June 3, 2020
Over the past week many of us have been struggling to find words to express our outrage, grief and disbelief. The horrific killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others make it clear that our nation continues to fail many of our fellow Americans as racial violence and systemic injustice against Black people continues. SEMC shares in the outpouring of grief and anger at the senseless loss of lives and stands in solidarity with those around the world appealing for an end to racism, inequality, brutality and fear.
Museums have a mission to tell the stories inherent in their collections. Our SEMC community must work together to amplify and strengthen the work of museums to combat institutional racism, injustice, and violence against people of color. The Southeastern Museums Conference exists to connect museum professionals and support our organizations. SEMC will provide space for our museum community to speak up, share what they are doing to affect change, and stand up as allies. By sharing, we can learn from one another, foster hope, and work together toward meaningful change.
I would like to draw your attention to the work of SEMC’s Equity and Inclusion Action Team and their powerful statement of solidarity. This dynamic, inclusive group provides resources and space for dialogue and
“seeks to break down actual and perceived barriers that inhibit access to our institutions, and guide our museums toward equitable practices for traditionally marginalized people including, but not limited to people of color, LGBTQ+ communities, and differently-abled individuals.”
I encourage you to visit their site, get involved, and add your voice to the conversation.
SEMC Council and staff value inclusivity, honesty and genuine empathy and urge the SEMC community to take action to become better allies in the effort to dismantle systemic racism. SEMC will support this work with upcoming events and resources. We recognize—and are committed to engaging in—the vast amount of work to be done to build true equity.
Zinnia Willits, SEMC Executive Director
THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SUPPORTERS
Did you miss the 2020 Virtual Technology Showcase which featured projects from Technology Competition GOLD Winners? No worries! We have the video! Click the link below to see what you missed!
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