Makeba Clay, former chief diversity officer at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), will engage NMAfA Director Johnnetta Betsch Cole in a conversation that delves deeper into questions of diversity and inclusion that Cole addressed in her keynote at the 2015 AAM Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Their conversation will focus on why the very future of our museums—as well as of zoological parks and aquariums—requires greater diversity on our boards and staff, in our exhibitions and educational programs, and among our visitors.

Johnnetta Cole, Makeba Clay