I posted the following to Facebook for The Incluseum on November 9, 2016 at 11:30am (original post here.) It was important that this statement also be permanently available here on the Incluseum blog. – Aletheia
This post is to acknowledge the fear, anger, mourning and disillusionment that is reverberating in our nation and, needless to say, the Incluseum community today. The Incluseum, an idea/space that many of us are working to actualize in our varied locations and contexts, should be a space that has room for us to mourn, gather, organize and be affirmed in times such as these. We are familiar with threats to the process of radical institutional reinvention. We know the push-back to change that centers the experiences and well-being of individuals of marginalized racial, ethnic, ability, gender, and class identities. So, today we renew our commitment to the work of advancing inclusion in museums and to you. Yes, you.