DHPSNY Dialogues

DHPSNY Dialogues provide the framework and facilitation to further explore the roles of antiracism, diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and justice to inform the policies, practices, and systems of New York’s collecting organizations. These intimate, interactive discussions are a great way to network with like-minded colleagues and are never recorded to enable participants to speak their minds while protecting their privacy.

The theme of our first DHPSNY Dialogue was Our Role as Collecting Organizations: Antiracism, Inclusion and Making Sense of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Justice in our Field. 

The theme of our second DHPSNY Dialogue was Antiracism and Engagement, which explored engaging stakeholders in your organization's antiracism efforts. Our facilitators also shared this Benchmarks and Accountability Template.


See below for descriptions and registration for upcoming DHPSNY Dialogues.


Upcoming DHPSNY Dialogues

Northern Slavery Collective: A Framework for Inclusive History
Date: Thursday, Nov 9, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Moderated by Aria Strategies LLC
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Guiding Question: What are the practical concerns and approaches for collaborating within our sector and utilizing our collections to tell under-told stories?
This facilitated dialogue invites participants to explore the Northern Slavery Collective (NorSC) as a framework for inclusive history. This program will provide the background of the development of NorSC and its work to date in building collaborative partnerships to tell under-told stories rooted in the histories and collections of historic sites, museums, archives, libraries, and historical societies across New York State. This program will address how NorSC’s model can open our organizations to broader understandings of historical and modern New Yorkers through collections accessibility and interpretation, community outreach, and programming. This dialogue is co-facilitated by members of NorSC. This program is designed for people who work in or volunteer for museums, libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations and/or sites, and are looking for practical approaches and strategies to collaboration within the sector as well opportunities to more authentically tell under-told stories.

Image: Books are weapons Read about... "The negro in national defense," "Africa and the war," [and] "Negro history and culture" at the Schomburg Collection of the New York Public Library, 1940. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.


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