How do museums and historic sites serve as platforms or instigators of social change? Are we harnessing our power to further awareness, promote dialogue, ignite thinking, and change perceptions and actions? How are we leveraging our collections, histories, and community partnerships to connect with contemporary audiences and current issues? Join this impassioned Talk Show featuring a panel of museum professionals with diverse perspectives and experiences on this topic. Gain insights into some organizations that are not shying away from their responsibility to provoke conversations and catalyze change on issues from human rights to prison reform. Panelists will share successful strategies and evaluation methods, and you can help build upon these ideas with best practices from your own experiences.


  • Laura Roberts


  • Karleen Gardner
  • Merilee Mostov
  • Rosa Cabrera
  • Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko