Is your institution looking for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training? Consider sending one or multiple staff to this program to work through the material with a cohort from other southeast museums. Museums can register up to 15 staff members from one institution for these experiences.
Join a community of practice. Gain foundational knowledge on creating more equitable work environments.
Trainers: Keonna Hendrick & Dr. Marit Dewhurst
Goal : Ms. Hendrick and Dr. Dewhurst will work with staff of registered Museums to support community-building efforts as well as design and discuss implementation of strategies to nurture anti-racism, inclusivity, and equity in daily museum practices.
Program: Three 1.5-hour Zoom workshops
Friday June 4
Friday June 11
Friday June 25
11:30AM-1:00PM EDT (10:30AM-12:00PM CDT)
Sample Session Activities:
“Silence, in the face of racism and injustice, is complicity. While some may want to believe that museums are neutral spaces, they are far from that. It is our responsibility—as educators committed to creating more just and equitable societies—to understand how our daily practices might actually enable White supremacist (and heteronormative, patriarchal) thinking. And while the work that must be done can feel overwhelming at times, we just cannot be afraid to start.”
Meet the Trainers:
Keonna Hendrick is the recipient of the 2019 National Art Education Association’s National Museum Education Art Educator Award, Hendrick is recognized as a leading voice in the fields of museum education and art education. She currently serves as School Programs Manager at the Brooklyn Museum, where she leads a department of skilled and empathetic educators in facilitating experiences that invite learners to expand their understanding of themselves and the world.
Marit Dewhurst is the Director of Art Education and Associate Professor of Art and Museum Education at The City College of New York. Prior to joining the faculty at CCNY, she directed The Museum of Modern Art’s free studio art programs for teens. She co-founded the Museum Teen Summit to promote youth participation and access in museums. She is the author of Social Justice Art: A Framework for Activist Art Pedagogy and Teachers Bridging Difference: Exploring Identity Through Art.
This training program is offered in partnership between the Southeastern Museums Conference and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley