Panelists will discuss their work interpreting slavery, xenophobia, Islamophobia, racism, and mass incarceration with museumgoers, discussing the strange places this work takes them—from hosting conversations about Black Lives Matter while wearing 18th-century period clothing, to confronting anti-refugee rhetoric in real time, to unpacking white privilege within the context of America’s first penitentiary. Panelists will share how their own embodiment informs the stories they tell and the dialogue they shape to move visitors beyond resistance, disbelief, or guilt to empathy and social change. Education, Audience Research & Evaluation track generously supported by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Annie Anderson, Ashley Rogers, Devon Akmon, Elon Cook,