Wednesday, June 24, 2020

12:00noon – 1:00pm PST


#MuseumsAreNotNeutral: White Supremacy in Museums and Calls to Immediate Action

Join BCMA and Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra in exploring immediate calls to action in dismantling institutional and foundational racism in Museums. In this talk, Sharn will explain the historical foundations of the museum as an underpinning explanation into why museums continue to be spaces led by whiteness in this contemporary moment. She will explore the immediate calls to action that all museums, art galleries and cultural institutions must uphold in order to dismantle the historic foundations and to work towards growth, solidarity, community and true activism.

Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra is the Coordinator at the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley, co-curator of exhibits at the Sikh Heritage Museum, located in the National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford, BC and a sessional faculty in the Department of History and Social, Cultural Media Studies at UFV. She is currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at UBC and is interested in looking at the affective experiences of museum visitors through a critical race theory lens. Sharn, also council member of the BC Museums Association and an advisor/partner with Poetic Justice Foundation, has a great passion for activist work and engagement in the community through academia and museum exhibits.

Registration is FREE for all participants.

Register today!

Webinar June 2020 - #MuseumsAreNotNeutral: White Supremacy in Museums and Calls to Immediate Action

  • June 24, 2020