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Language is Power: Choosing Inclusive Language in Arts & Culture Institutions

  • Thursday, April 28, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Virtual via Zoom
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From interpretive labels, to greeting visitors at the front desk, to marketing and communications, language choices affect visitors and staff alike! Join inclusive language consultant Alex Kapitan, the Radical Copyeditor, for a 2-hour virtual workshop that reveals how language can include - or exclude - our institutional audiences and our colleagues.

The first 60 minutes of this workshop will cover material suited for people just beginning to think through inclusive language, as well as those who have already begun tackling this topic in their institutions. The final hour of this workshop will be reserved for attendees to ask Alex all of your inclusive language questions in a free-flowing conversation. This portion of the programming is optional, but we encourage you to bring your lunch, current project needs, and questions with you!

Facilitator Information:

Alex Kapitan is a trainer, speaker, consultant, editor, and activist who left the world of nonfiction book publishing to start Radical Copyeditor, an anti-oppressive language project. Alex works with clients as varied as publishing companies, academic journals, activist organizations, and museums, helping people align their words with their values with regards to race, class, dis/ability, sexuality, gender, religion, and more, rooted in the idea that because words describe and create reality, we have a responsibility to describe and create the best possible reality we can imagine.

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Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the museum field, we are offering this program free of charge to everyone, and asking participants to pay what they can. Cultural Connections is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit run by an all-volunteer board, and the funds earned through membership and program admission directly support professional development programs and resources for our colleagues throughout the Bay Area. Thank you for supporting Cultural Connections!

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