Diversity & Inclusion Resources

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WMA approaches Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) as a process that must be committed to and regularly reaffirmed. Rather than diversity being a box to be checked, we view D&I as the constant examining and questioning of the makeup of our group to ensure that multiple perspectives are represented, and that there is a sense of inclusion amongst members, staff, and board.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement – Western Museums Association (WMA)

Here, we offer support through the sharing of trusted, valuable, and educational resources to help the museum field examine our own complicity in institutional racism, develop concrete action plans, and reaffirm a commitment to racial injustices.

Educational & Actionable Resources • Activate & Maintain Diversity & Inclusion Within Your Institution

How to Talk About Race + Racial Identity • Readiness Assessments

How to Measure Your Museum's Social Impact • Sample Diversity & Inclusion Statements

 

EDUCATIONAL & ACTIONABLE RESOURCES REGARDING DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

What can you do? Many organizations are fighting systemic racism in the United States and elevating the important work being done by POC. We encourage you to learn about these organizations and support their missions in any way that you can. To get started, here you'll find links to donate, books to read, workshops to attend, and other educational and actionable resources.

 

ACTIVATE & MAINTAIN DIVERSITY & INCLUSION WITHIN YOUR INSTITUTION

 

HOW TO TALK ABOUT RACE + RACIAL IDENTITY WITH YOUR STAFF, VISITORS, & COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Museum leaders, directors, and managers – these resources can help you create and sustain productive dialogue about race within the workplace.

 

READINESS ASSESSMENTS

The following assessments are designed to help you, your staff, and board determine where your institution stands now with respect to your journey towards a more just future.

 

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR MUSEUM'S SOCIAL IMPACT

 

SAMPLE DIVERSITY & INCLUSION STATEMENTS

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) statements provide the theoretical grounding for change. Yet, in this moment, we must move beyond words and commit to REAL, actionable change. Here are a few example D&I statements: