Addressing the Silences: Making Change from the Inside Out

Our final session of this series will discuss internal institutional change and why we’re making change from the inside out. We’ll share how project participants and their community partners reflected on current institutional practices to identify barriers to collaboration and inclusion and the outcomes necessary to address those challenges. Attendees will learn how each group created an action plan to begin to break those barriers by making changes to their internal policies, practices and approaches. You’ll hear stories, examples and lessons learned in the internal changemaking process.  

This webinar is the final of three in a series that share stories and tools for reflection, collaboration, and internal change as the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience leads a cohort of thirteen museums and community partners across the United States in Addressing the Silences, a three-year project intended to help sites create ever deeper, more meaningful relationships in their communities. Since first coming together in late 2022, project participants have worked to   – foster co-creation with their communities and correct silences and absences in their institutions so that they can better leverage their extraordinary capacity to serve as spaces for reflection and centers for positive social change.