Understanding Social Justice
At MMA we believe that in order to create a more inclusive society, and to present history in a more inclusive manner, we must have a larger dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion that goes beyond the culture and history we exhibit.
The following are links that explain the need for museums to be political, and be a part of the change.
Museums and Race
Center Culture Labs
Talking about Race Web Portal
Statement from Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch
In order to further your understanding of the need for social justice in museum work, we have compiled these resources that might allow you to engage with others on these topics and allow yourself to engage deeper.
37 Children's Books to help talk about Racism & Discrimination (Colours of Us)
Partners in Action Against Racism (Grand Valley State University)
National Landscape Study: DEAI Practices in Museums (Cultural Competence Learning Institute)
Human Rights Resources (Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia)
MASS Action (Museums as a Site for Social Action)
The Case for Empathy (Empathetic Museum)
Facing Change Initiative (American Alliance of Museums)
Code Switch (National Public Radio)