As the United States continues to struggle with creating positive relationships between law enforcement and communities, many museums have been doing this work for years. Some have worked formally with law enforcement agencies to provide training, while others have created opportunities for dialogue with the community. In this session, you will learn about these programs and how museums can work effectively to help bridge the divide between law enforcement and the communities in which they serve. The panelists include representatives from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the National Law Enforcement Museum, and The Museum of Tolerance with moderation provided by the International Sites of Conscience.


  • Sarah Pharaon


  • Mark Katrikh
  • Rebecca Looney
  • Priscilla Hancock Cooper