Friday Plenary Speaker

Ashleigh D. Coren is the Head of Education for the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, where she focuses on collections research, student and teacher programs, and public programming. Her writing has been published in The Journal of American Folklore, Viewfinder: Reflecting Upon Museum Education, and the International Review of African American Art.

Plenary Address: The Risks of a Restorative Informed Practice  
An interactive conversation about the complicated concept of trauma informed practice. This talk will examine the ways we support our students, address systemic issues, and treat one another. Participants will use inquiry based strategies to engage with museum objects which may cause discomfort.

- Presentation (Google Slides)

Additional Resources:

Center for Restorative History  
6 Restorative Justice Practices to Implement In Your Classroom
Museums Must Be More Trauma Informed
Four Curators Discuss Marty Goddard’s Sexual Assault Evidence Kit
Exploring Identity Through a Broken Lens: Caricature as Portraiture