Introducing DHPSNY's Antiracism Resources Blog Series
As part of the diverse network of collecting institutions that safeguard and ensure access to historical records and library research materials across New York State, DHPSNY is committed to supporting antiracist work and amplifying the voices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) working in archives, libraries, historical societies, and museums in New York.
As a first step towards broadening this support, we are sharing information and promoting resources in hopes of fostering discussion among collecting institutions in New York.
Dialogue and communication about race is essential to antiracism work. The National Museum of African American History and Culture has created an in-depth resource to support both personal and professional efforts to have these conversations. Their guide Talking About Race is an important starting point for these conversations. This guide is organized by topics that feature prompts and questions for reading and watching information, reflecting on your own thoughts, facilitating discussion, and taking action. There are many places to start – we recommend either “I Am A Person Committed To Equity,” or the more in-depth “Being Antiracist” pages.
How is this guide relevant to the cultural heritage community in New York State? Please share your thoughts or reactions in the comments or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image credit: National Museum of African American History and Culture.