My work is constantly inspired and informed by the incredible work being done in the cultural heritage and museum fields. These initiatives, individuals, and publications represent a fraction of the change-makers transforming the field.
Initiatives & Tools
The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
A global network of heritage sites connecting us to human rights struggles.
Supporting organizations with toolsand resources to connect with their communities.
Museums Are Not Neutral
A movement to expose the myth of museum neutrality and demand change across institutions.
The Slave Dwelling project
Envisioning a more truthful historical narrative by preserving the buildings and artifacts of people of African Heritage.
Black Liberation Center
An experimental series of exhibitions and workshops that envision paths toward freedom.
The Empathetic Museum
Resources developed collaboratively by museum professionals dedicated to institutional change and open dialogue.
Books, Journals, and Articles
Towards an anti-oppression museum manifesto
Nothing About Us Without Us: Culture Lab Manifesto
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
American Alliance of Museums
FWD: Museums Journal
University of Illinois at Chicago
#MuseumsRespondtoFerguson Joint Statement
Change Agents in the Field
Dr. Nicole Cooke
Professor at the University of South Carolina, researching critical cultural information studies, fake news/misinformation/disinformation, and diversity and social justice in librarianship.
Museum professional, author of Museums 2.0 and Objective Lessons: Slef-Care for Museum Professionals, creator of Brilliant Idea Studio.
At the University of Florida; the first diversity, equity and inclusion librarian at George A. Smathers Libraries.