IBPOC Tea & Talk
Connect with museum, gallery, and heritage IBPOC professionals from across British Columbia.
Responding to the immediate needs identified by racially marginalized museum workers, the IBPOC Network hopes to provide targeted support for IBPOC and equity-seeking members of our community through workshops, webinars, networking, and resource development.
Connect with museum, gallery, and heritage IBPOC professionals from across British Columbia. Brew a mug of tea, catch up, ask questions, seek advice, and chat.
Join Tea & Talk Now!
Registration is not necessary. Join us for our next tea and talk on November 26th at 11:00 am. Brew a cup of your favourite beverage and sit down to chat.
Why the name IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour)?
Originally launched under the name BIPOC Network, Indigenous BCMA members reached out and suggested using the term IBPOC to recognize that the discussions and activities facilitated through this network are taking place on the ceded, unceded, and sovereign territories of Indigenous communities across what is now referred to as British Columbia. The BCMA recognizes that we are uninvited guests on these territories and wish to center this network around respect and reconciliation.
We recognize that grouping such distinct identities together suggests an interchangeability that fails to articulate the differential ways that racialized people experience race and racism and will continue to evolve and update our language in consultant with the community.
A Note on Tea & Talk
This program runs on the Zoom videoconferencing platform, which may be blocked by some firewall settings. Please contact your IT department if you are not sure if you can access the program.
We are aware of security concerns about Zoom meetings and the so called “Zoom Bombing” that has been in the media. Precautions to avoid these situations have been taken and procedures such as enabling the waiting room feature, muting all participants upon entry and disabling screen sharing have been implemented. The safety and privacy of our virtual programs are a priority for us and we are closely monitoring the situation and installing security updates that are regularly released by Zoom.
This Network is supported by the Royal Bank of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.