Join us for a talk show style program at La Peña Cultural Center, and hear directly from community members who have been engaged with cultural institutions on how advisory councils collaborate in creating programs, exhibitions, and other practices. Hear the benefits, challenges, and best practices these partnerships have from the perspective of the cultural advisors.
This program builds upon the community engagement program Cultural Connections presented in December 2014 at the Lab in San Francisco, titled, “Activism, Relevancy, and Community Engagement.”
Host Indra Mungal (Community Engagement Officer, Asian Art Museum) will be in conversation with Chris Johnson (Professor of Photography, California College of the Arts), Vincent Medina (Language Activist, Blogger, Curator), and Hoang-Anh Nguyen (Community Advisor for the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose).
Topics will include:
- Managing to be the single voice or representative of a large diverse community
- Language translation issues and ideas
- Successes, challenges, and best practices from their experiences
4:30-5:00 p.m. Check-in and light refreshments
5:00-6:45 p.m. Program and Q & A
Following the program, keep the conversation going next door at The Starry Plough (3101 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94705) for drinks, food, and Irish dancing!