Undoing Institutional Racism: The Role of Ally and Gatekeeper in Museums


Veronica Alvarez, Director of School and Teacher Programs, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Jaclyn Roessel, Founder, Grownup Navajo; Lisa Sasaki, Director, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Centre


Ben Garcia, Deputy Director, San Diego Museum of Man


  • Business, Leadership/Careerpath

Museum staff and visitor demographics have been shown to be significantly whiter than those of our communities. For at least the past 45 years, museum professionals have lamented about the lack of equity and inclusion in our field at panel sessions while little changes on the ground. Clearly, talk is not enough. Join this session for workshop-style activities, and to find actionable next steps toward becoming a white ally and responsible gatekeeper in your organization. #diggingdeeper