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Facing Change: Insights from AAM’s DEAI Working Group

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In spring 2017, following its strategic plan, the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) convened the Working Group on Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI). Twenty museum professionals, representing a variety of disciplines, organizational sizes and types, and perspectives, came together monthly at the Alliance’s offices in Arlington, Virginia, and once at the 2017 AAM Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. For six months, this group examined the characteristics of effective museum inclusion practices and considered what steps the field could take to promote DEAI.

Download the report now to gain insights from the working group’s conversations about big-picture ideas and specific examples from their collective experiences.

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Experiential Fundraising Webinar

This webinar is available to AAM members and Facing Change participants. Experiential Fundraising with Tisha Hyter of the Orr Group March 9, 2021, 11:00 a.m. (ET) Developing relationships …

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Diversity & Good Governance Webinar

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What Can Museums Learn from the “American Dirt” Controversy?

As an avid reader of Chicanx/Latinx literature, I’ve been closely following the national conversation about the recently released novel American Dirt by author Jeanine Cummins. The …

The Transformative Power of Inclusive Storytelling in Museums

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