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February 12th 2016: Museums and Race 2016: Transformation and Justice

Recently, a group of thirty multi-racial and multi-generational museum professionals met in Chicago for a three-day conversation about museums and race, specifically to intensify the focus on entrenched racism in American museums, examine practices, and launch an action group to initiate change in racist values and policies across the museum field. The convening was sponsored by The Museum Group, a consortium of independent museum consultants that believe in the power of deep listening and dialogue to spur change. Several participants will share their thoughts.

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Brenda Tindal

In 2016, Brenda will graduate from Emory University with a PhD in History & Culture. Recently, Tindal was appointed Staff Historian at Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte. In this role, she is charged with conducting research, planning and curating major exhibits that place the city and region into historical context, developing and delivering educational programs, supporting communications, media, and community relations efforts, and serving on the Museum’s senior management team.
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Daryl Fischer

Daryl Fischer began her career as a museum educator at the Denver Art Museum and went on to lead education departments at the Muskegon Museum of Art and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Since 1993 she has been principal of Musynergy Consulting, which provides interpretive planning, strategic planning, and board development services to all types and sizes of museums.
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Porchia Moore

Porchia Moore is a doctoral candidate enrolled in the School of Library and Information Science and McKissick Museum’s Museum Management Program at the University of South Carolina. She is the recipient of the Cultural Heritage Informatics Leadership fellowship as endowed by the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant.
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Omar Eaton-Martínez

Omar recruits and manages 200+ interns and fellows at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (NMAH). He conducts presentations to various stakeholders to increase access to the Smithsonian. Omar develops partnerships with educational institutions and non-governmental organizations.
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