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
National Landscape Study: DEAI Practices in Museums
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)
Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus (JSTOR)
Partners in Action Against Racism (Grand Valley State University)
Have Nonprofit and Philanthropy Become the White Moderate that Dr. King Warned Us About? (Nonprofit AF)
These resources are intended to support your work related to Diversity and Inclusion.
Going Beyond Land Acknowledgments (Arts Midwest)
A Guide to Indigenous Land Acknowledgement (Native Governance Center)
Civil Rights in America: Racial Discrimination in Housing. A National Historic Landmarks Theme Study (National Parks Service)
This page is a work in progress, and has been created with contributions from the Michigan museum community. If you have resources or additions to suggest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.