“Museums are not community centers, but they can be centers of their communities.”
– Lonnie Bunch, III, the Secretary of the Smithsonian
The place of museums in society is rapidly evolving. No longer expected to be somehow “objective” or outside of the important conversations of the present, today’s museums have a role to play in helping provide a range of perspectives on the role history has played and challenge the way we think of the past. As society’s most trusted sources of information and truth, Museums have a unique platform to tell stories that have been marginalized, ask hard questions, and host the difficult conversations that can lead to real change.
The Capital Jewish Museum and Jewish Museum of Maryland come together for a conversation about how the museum community and the Jewish community can both help in the fight for racial equity within our country. We will explore the work that remains, how museums are actively approaching the work, and offer practical steps that we can all take.
Tracie Decker (JMM Assistant Director) will moderate this virtual conversation between Eric Yellin (Chief Curatorial Consultant of Capital Jewish Museum), Marsha Semmel (Museum Consultant) and Yolanda Savage-Narva (Executive Director of Operation Understanding DC).
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