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Creating New Programming for the 250th Celebration
November 3, 2022 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Creating New Programming for the 250th Celebration: Thursday, November 3, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
For many organizations, commemorations, anniversaries, and national heritage months play an important role in terms of visibility, community engagement, and marking significant events both locally and nationally. As a result of their historical experiences — genocide, slavery, or migration — communities of color might challenge or question these realities. During this panel, we will explore how organizations can work with these multiple contexts and interpretations with care and intention. In addition to providing practical examples, these events will open up new ways of interacting with diverse audiences.
You can register for this webinar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kzQyiY1FTjSasXngOYR5Sg
Lyla June is an Indigenous musician, scholar and community organizer of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineages. Her dynamic, multi-genre presentation style has engaged audiences across the globe towards personal, collective and ecological healing. She blends studies in Human Ecology at Stanford, graduate work in Indigenous Pedagogy, and the traditional worldview she grew up with to inform her music, perspectives and solutions. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree, focusing on Indigenous food systems revitalization.
John Marks joined the American Association for State and Local History in 2017 and currently serves as the Director of the AASLH Public History Research Lab and the Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives. As Director of the Research Lab, he leads AASLH’s efforts to research the public history and museum community and generate insights to strengthen the field. He also manages several other partnerships, initiatives, and special projects, including leading field-wide planning for the 250th anniversary of the United States and supporting internal survey and data efforts. John is a historian of race and slavery in the United States and Atlantic World and holds a Ph.D. in history from Rice University and a BA from Lynchburg College. He is a native of New Jersey.