Engaging Latino Audiences: Journeys to Change
Forces of Change
Washington State Convention Center  Sunday, May 18  2-3:15 p.m.     618-619 
Many museums recognize their need to rethink practices to better serve the needs of Latino communities. As institutions adapt, the impetus for change has come from varied staff sources. To be most effective, change must be systemic. Panelists share experiences and offer strategies.

Session Format :    Idea Forum

Learner Outcomes

Salvador Acevedo -

Christina Chavarria - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Andrea Giron Mathern - Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Andrea Giron Mathern is the Director of the Audience Research & Evaluation department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and serves on the Community Voices Initiative team helping to guide the institution to become more relevant and responsive to our community and visitors. She previously conducted community based research and program evaluation on violence prevention as the Manager of Prevention Programs with the National Council on Family Violence.

Patricia Lannes - Queensborough Community College Art Gallery

Patricia Lannes has worked in museum education and visual literacy for over 20 years. She is the founder and director of CALTA21 (www.calta21.org) a model initiative that builds institutional capacity to empower adult immigrants and their families while strengthening their language skills and their sovereign voice. She is the former director of education at Nassau County Museum of Art, NY and past Latino Network (AAM) Chair.

Madalena Salazar -