By Megan Wood, Director of Museum and Library Services, Ohio History Connection and Chair, Educators and Interpreters Committee

At the Annual Meeting this year, the Educators and Interpreters Committee are sponsoring a session about diversity and inclusion in developing programs. We are going to look at the MASS Action framework and are partnering with AAM’s EdCom (their professional network for educators) to kick off the conversation via a free webinar program called EdComversations.

Please sign up to join us virtually on Thursday, August 16, at 4pm ET/1 pm PT.

Museum as Sites for Social Action: MASS Action
An EdComversation with Elisabeth Callihan (@bttyanne), Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell @(KayleighBinDC), and Janeen Bryant @(1Facilitatehe).

MASS Action is a platform for public dialogue on a variety of topics and issues affecting our communities locally and globally, leading to actionable practices for greater equity and inclusion in our institutions, created by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, in collaboration with stakeholders across the field. Join authors and participants from the MASS Action community of practice in discussing the framework of chapter two in the MASS Action Toolkit, “Moving Toward Internal Transformation: Awareness, Acceptance, Action” and hearing about the tools and tactics used by some organizations to do this work. Participants are encouraged to read the chapter ahead of time, which is available for download here:

Chapter 2: Moving Toward Internal Transformation: Awareness, Acceptance, Action

This EdComversation is in partnership with the American Association for State and Local History Educators and Interpreters Committee.

Register here.