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'Diversity' with Dr. Porchia Moore

Photo by  Zalfa Imani  on  Unsplash

Photo by Zalfa Imani on Unsplash

“Diversity does not speak to racism. It does not speak to structural inequality. It does not speak to all of these societal ills that still play out in these codified ways.”

Think you know what diversity means? Think again. Dr. Porchia Moore - Johns Hopkins University professor, co-creator of the Visitors of Color Project and the Incluseum, and consultant - challenges the very notions of these words. We discuss how museums can try to represent the multiple lived experiences of visitors, how it can be frustrating and surprising to still be needing these conversations, and yet why she also has hope for the future.

We also play a game at the end of the conversation and I include my own reflections!