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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Hosts Plenary Debate on Inclusive Museum Leadership

CINCINNATI, OH – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the Inclusive Museum Conference invite the media to attend the plenary debate on inclusive museum leadership today, Friday, September 16, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Museum professionals, scholars and activists from around the globe, have convened at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for the Inclusive Museum Conference to discuss vital themes including social justice, education, cultural heritage, human rights and representation. This afternoon’s debate is one of the few activities open to the public.

Panelists participating in the plenary debate include Elizabeth Pierce, CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center; Patrick O’Reilly, Founder & President of Padraig Coaching and first CEO of Canadian Human Rights Museum, Winnipeg; and Dr. Tonya M. Matthews, President & CEO, Michigan Science Center, Detroit. The debate will be facilitated by Dr. Amareswar Galla, Executive Director, International Institute for the Inclusive Museum and former Vice President of the International Council of Museums, Paris, where he chaired the ICOM Cross Cultural Task Force resulting in the ICOM Cultural Diversity Charter in 2010.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Centre 50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202