Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Mini Conference: Diversity REGISTER NOW

Mini Conference
Topic: Diversity
Date:  Monday, April 18, 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Ireland House Museum 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

REGISTER NOW for this one-day conference. Space is limited.

Halton Multicultural Council
Margarita Cardona, ‎Community Settlement Program Coordinator
Margarita will give you a picture of the clients the Halton Multicultural Council deals with and a few ideas around attracting newcomers to museums.

Dave Neufeld; Waterloo Region Museum
Increasing Diversity in Education programming at the Waterloo Region Museum
Educational Programs including Aboriginal partnerships gr 3 – 12, integrated approach to Canada and communities curriculum, where we talk about the interactions of First Nations, European and Black settlers in our Region during the period 1780 to 1850.  And finally I could talk about our Family and Community Traditions program which teaches grade 2 students about festivals like Eid, Diwali, Hanukah and Chinese New Year.

Heather George
Indigenous Programming/Museums and Privilege
As museum practitioners we often neglect to acknowledge the history of our institutions as representations of colonial thinking and collecting. This history combined with a lack of comfort or knowledge about Indigenous people often leads to poor programing, improper presentation of Indigenous people and mistreatment of culturally significant artifacts. By providing an overview of some of the challenges and opportunities for museums as well as some national and international policy I hope to assist museum practitioners in developing more inclusive and culturally sensitive programing.

Leslie Page; Curator of Education, Art Gallery of Burlington
Visual Voice – a Revelation
Art Therapy and Diversity

Anna Irving; M.A. in Gender Studies and Feminist Research with a Specialization in Disability Theory (In progress.)
mashup of my queer/crip phenomenology in the museum + on being critically queer/severely [dis]abled in Hamilton
The purpose of the forthcoming presentation will be to examine theoretical phenomenological interactions, of “the lived body”. Imminent research is primarily concerned with the ways in which queer, [dis]abled folks develop a sense of self and are impacted by atypical representations of alterity in local museums within Hamilton. How do we learn to expect queer, [dis]abled identities and build around them in the museum?

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