How do you paint a full picture of the past for your students when some voices have long been silenced?
(With thanks to Matt S. for sharing this with me…)
Who’s interested in a fieldtrip to the OMCA?
Museums have power—the power to tell stories, shape narratives, and influence the lens we bring to bear on the past. That power can be harnessed for healing, as museums contribute to a reparative reexamination of history and the legacy of historic injustice. TrendsWatch 2019 highlights how some museums are using their power to decolonize our culture, our country, and their own organizational practice. Today on the Blog, Christine Lashaw tells us how she and her colleagues at the Oakland Museum of California have collaborated with the museum’s Native Advisory Council to tell hard truths about the state’s history.
–Elizabeth Merritt, VP Strategic Foresight and Founding Director, Center for the Future of Museums
Read on here: Taking Native Lands and Lives
Save the Shellmounds!
Read on here: http://ipocshellmoundwalk.homestead.com/shellmound.html
U.S. Census and the Social Construction of Race
Let’s talk about it…
tkAmericans are up in arms right now over the near epidemic number of deaths of African-American at the hands of police, and rightfully so. African-Americans make up only 13 percent of the population, yet they are the victims in 26 percent of all police shootings. That is nearly 3 times the rate of whites.