The Right Side of History: How Museums Can Support Climate and Environmental Justice

May. 22, 2019 - May. 22, 2019 New Orleans Convention Center

Organized as part of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) 2019 convention’s official programming. 

What does it mean to be relevant in this time of environmental crisis, and how can museums address and support the needs of frontline and fence-line communities that are struggling for a more just and sustainable world for all? This panel brings together museum professionals and community organizers to answer these questions, offering new models for exhibitions, public programming, and advocacy that affirm environmental stewardship within the current context means aligning our institutional practices with the global climate and environmental justice movement.

* Nicole Heller, Curator of the Anthropocene, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
* Monique Verdin, Filmmaker, Co-Founder of Another Gulf is Possible, and Tribal Council Member of United Houma Nation
* Gia Hamilton, Curator, Executive Director of the New Orleans African American History Museum
* Beka Economopoulos, Executive Director of The Natural History Museum