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Interpreting Controversial Issues Webinar Recordings

Interpreting America's Racial History
Elon Cook Lee
90 minutes
Date: July 16, 2019
Webinar Recording

What’s so scary about discussing race? This interactive session will outline the history, the language, the legacy, and strategies that can be used for leading race dialogues at your site.

Elon Cook Lee is a CIGT, Brown University educated public historian, the Program Director and Curator at the Center for Reconciliation, a consultant on interpreting U.S. racial history for historic sites around the country, a lecturer at the Rhode Island School of Design, and Mellon Faculty Fellow at the RISD Museum.

Non-member price: $40.00
If you were a member, you'd only pay: $15.00

WEB0716197/16/2019 12:00:00 AM
Interpreting Climate…for Future Generations
John Morris
60 minutes
Date: March 28, 2019
Region 10 Keynote Recording

John Morris was an interpreter and interpretive manager with the National Park Service in Alaska for 34 years. Since retirement in 2014, he’s worked as a consultant and coordinator for Earth to Sky, an inter-agency partnership between NASA, the National Park Service, and several other agencies, bringing together scientists, park rangers, and environmental educators in a national community of practice addressing climate change and science literacy. In 2015, he was honored for those efforts by President Obama’s White House as a Climate Education and Literacy Champion of Change. John’s keynote discusses interpreting climate change in the world today, which involves a robust set of skills, tools, and innovative strategies for engaging diverse audiences. He’ll also discuss ways to encourage the conversation and help it become commonplace in our daily lives.

Non-member price: $15.00
If you were a member, you'd only pay: $10.00

WEBR10201923/28/2019 12:00:00 AM
Controversy - Sensitive Subjects In Non-Personal Interp.
Ray Radigan
60 minutes
Date: October 30, 2018
Webinar Recording

Whether it’s an uncomfortable historic event or a hot button political issue, addressing controversial topics in signage, publications, and online can be even more difficult than face-to-face. With a limited number of characters to interpret a topic that inflames passions, how can you be succinct, thoughtful, and respectful?

Ray is the Curator at Memorial Hall Museum in Deerfield, MA and has spent the last decade working as in interpreter for the National Park Service and several non-profit museums. With extensive experience drafting and designing waysides, museum/VC exhibits, web and social media content, and publications, Ray has interpreted everything from wolves to ice cream. Both of which were controversial.

Non-member price: $35.00
If you were a member, you'd only pay: $10.00

WEB10301810/30/2018 12:00:00 AM