Thursday, September 2, 2021
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern Time
After more than a year and a half of loss is your historic site bouncing back on the right foot? When the pandemic started in 2020 it forced most museums and historic sites to close. Frontline workers were furloughed or laid-off, elders and dear ones passed away and many historic sites struggled to find their footing amid both a public health crisis and waves of increasing demands for the end of discriminatory policies and practices across the sector. Some cultural heritage organizations took this time as an opportunity to critically rethink their role in local communities, test new strategies for engagement, and formally share power with communities that have always been co-stewards of public memory. Join us for a conversation about how museums and historic sites can truly become spaces for education and truth-telling through frameworks of equity.
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