Monica O. Montgomery To Keynote For Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Annual Meeting
International speaker on museum diversity and founder of mobile social justice museum to speak on the topic of inclusion in the arts and humanities
By: Monica O. Montgomery
The meeting's theme will be "Embracing Diversity." Attendees that include Alliance colleagues and cultural supporters will celebrate community and be introduced to the organization's plans and initiatives for the future.
Keynote speaker Monica Montgomery will speak about the importance of telling cultural and community stories that are respectful of inclusion. She states, "It is a matter of integrity that we create narratives that include diverse stories, and the best way to do that is to embrace diversity in our boardrooms, front offices, and among creatives."
Held at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, the meeting takes place on Monday, September 26, 5- 8 PM. Free for Cultural Alliance and Museum Hue members and $25 for non-members.
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ABOUT Monica Montgomery
Monica O. Montgomery is an international speaker, museum director and cultural entrepreneur, curating media and museums to be in service to society. She is the cofounder and Strategic Director of Museum Hue, a multicultural collective advancing professionals of color, in arts, culture, museums and creative economy. Through Museum Hue she mentors job seekers of color, students and career changers, training cultural leaders and partnering with institutions to facilitate diversity staffing, pipelines to leadership, equity & inclusion initiatives, job fairs, town halls, tours and talks.
She is a winner of the 2016 Arts Entrepreneurship Award from Fractured Atlas and the Founding Director of the Museum of Impact (MOI) the first mobile social justice museum, inspiring action at the intersection of self, society art and activism. MOI's inaugural exhibit 'Movement Is Rising: Journey of #BlackLivesMatter' curates current events around human rights abuses against people of color, and is traveling the country as a pop up exhibit.
Her expertise converges at the intersection of community engagement, cultural production, education, and social justice. She was a 2014 Creative Community Fellow with National Arts Strategies, a 2015 Cultural Advocacy and Equity Program Fellow with NYC Cultural Equity Fund. Monica is an adjunct professor with Harvard University teaching Museums, Public Programs & Social Change. She holds leadership positions in MASS Action - Museums as Sites of Social Action project through the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Audience Diversity Academy of AMA UK, the New York City Museum Educators Roundtable and American Alliance of Museums through the National Program Committee. Monica is a proud of member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, an alumna of Temple University with a Bachelors of Arts in Broadcast Communication and La Salle University, with a Masters of Arts in Corporate Communication.
ABOUT Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Established in 1972, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is the region's leading arts and cultural advocacy, research and marketing organization. Our mission is to "lead, strengthen and give voice to a diverse cultural sector that is making Philadelphia a world-class region to live, work, and play." Our membership includes over 400 organizations ranging from museums and dance companies to community art centers, historic sites, music ensembles and zoos. Our members, as well as the cultural community as a whole, count on the Alliance for signature research reports on the health and growth of the sector; grantmaking in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the arts; robust professional development and membership services; marketing and audience development through our signature consumer marketing programs, Phillyfunguide.com and Funsavers; and leadership in policy and community engagement through our GroundSwell advocacy initiative and STAMP teen program. For more information on the Cultural Alliance, please visit www.philaculture.org.