The 2016 American Alliance of Museum conference is quickly approaching! This year, the conference will be held Thursday May 26 through Sunday May 29 in Washington D.C. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be promoting different events and gatherings that are on our radar. Today, we are excited to share a series of events we have been coordinating through our involvement with AAM’s Diversity Committee (DIVCOM). We hope to see you there!
*Reception with Latino, Indigenous Peoples, Asian Pacific American, DIVCOM, LGBTQ & PIC Green
Thursday 5/26 6-8 p.m. | Mexican Cultural Institute | Registration Required
Creativity and innovation grow out of collaborations strengthened by diverse perspectives. This reception brings together members of the Latino, Indigenous Peoples and Museums, Asian Pacific American networks, as well as the Diversity (DIVCOM), LGBTQ, and PIC Green committees. Join this diverse group of museum professionals for participatory activities, engaging discussions, as well as food, drinks, and live music. All are welcome; you do not need to be a member of one of these professional networks to participate.
*Open Forum: Advancing Diversity and Inclusion within AAM and the Broader Museum Community
Saturday 5/28 10-11 a.m. | MuseumExpo
Join AAM staff, board members and Professional Networks – DivCom, LGBTQ Alliance and the Latino, Asian Pacific American, and Indigenous Peoples Museum Networks for a participatory conversation on advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within AAM and the broader museum community. Participants will be asked to share suggestions and promising practices for advancing AAM’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy as well as promoting substantive and long-term changes in our workplaces and across our field.
*DIVCOM Field Trip: Committing to Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice
Saturday 5/28 3-6 p.m. | The Octagon | Registration Required, Transportation Provided
Join DIVCOM (The AAM Diversity Professional Network) at the Octagon Museum, located one block west of the White House, for a staff-led, behind-the-scenes tour that will highlight the 200-year history of the building, the role of enslaved people in the building’s time as a household and the Architects Foundation’s efforts to incorporate and activate social justice in the work of the Octagon.
*Happy Hour with DIVCOM