Centering Community in Museums, Libraries, and Archives

Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 7:30 – 8:45pm EDT

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What would it look like for archives, libraries, and museums to value their communities over their collections? How can these institutions more fully embrace practices of listening and relationship building, while interrupting traditional practices rooted in colonialism?

Join Clinton Fluker, PhD, senior director of culture, community and partner engagement for the Michael C. Carlos Museum and Emory Libraries, and Mike Murawski, consultant and author of "Museums as Agents of Change," as they discuss the role of libraries and museums within their wider communities, how to begin reshaping what institutions value, and what it means to have a human-centered approach. 

This event is co-sponsored by Emory Libraries and the Carlos Museum. It is free and open to the public but registration is required. Parking is free on Emory University's campus after 6 p.m.

Fluker was previously the curator of African American collections at Emory’s Rose Library. He is the co-editor of “The Black Speculative Arts Movement” (2019), a collection that enters the global scholarly debate on the emerging field of Afrofuturism studies. Fluker is also the cofounder of Thrdspace, a consulting firm that helps clients build communities around their missions through insights, experiences, and imagination. 

Murawski is a consultant, educator, and the author of “Museums as Agents of Change: A Guide to Becoming a Changemaker” (2021). He previously served as the director of learning and community partnerships for the Portland Art Museum; contributor to Museums as Sites of Social Action (MASS Action) initiative supporting equity and inclusion in museums; and project advisor for the OF/BY/FOR ALL initiative helping civic and cultural organizations grow of, by, and for their communities.

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