IBPOC Museum Professionals Network

Tea & Talk

Connect with museum, gallery, and heritage IBPOC professionals from across British Columbia.

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Connect with museum, gallery, and heritage IBPOC professionals from across British Columbia. Brew a mug of tea and catch up, ask questions, and seek advice from one another alongside our IBPOC Museum Professionals Advisory Group members.

As a reminder, the IBPOC Network’s Tea and Talk session is a safe space for all British Columbians who identify as IBPOC museum, heritage, and cultural professionals to share their thoughts and experiences with one another. Please be mindful to give space to one another and respect diverse perspectives and experiences. We ask that you turn your camera on during the session to help ensure a feeling of safety amongst IBPOC attendees.

Call For Podcast Guests!

We’re looking for IBPOC artists, cultural professionals, and volunteers to be guests on our network podcast.

Check out our past episodes at the link below to learn more, and contact Jazmin at communications@museum.bc.ca if you’re interested.

Podcast guests are compensated for their time, and encouraged to use this space to share what they’re most passionate about!

The Podcast

Tea & Talk

Virtual | Registration is not necessary.

Join us for our next virtual Tea and Talk on July 23 at 1:00 pm.

Click here to join!

Tea and Talk On The Road

In-person | Registration is suggested but not required.

Our 2024 Road Map is here! Upcoming sessions are open for registration (in purple). 

New Westminster Museum – New Westminster

Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

Past event


Surrey Nature Centre – Surrey

Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Past event


Edmonton Public Library – Edmonton

Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm.

Past event


Nanaimo Art Gallery – Nanaimo

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Past event


Heritage Park Historical Village – Calgary

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Past event


Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – Burnaby

Sunday, June 23, 2024 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Past event


Royal BC Museum – Victoria

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

Past event


Museum of North Vancouver – North Vancouver

Wednesday, August 7, 2024 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Register here!



Laurel Packinghouse – Kelowna

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Register here!


BCMA 2024 Gathering – Prince George

Daily sessions, September 24-27.

Venue details and registration coming soon!


Museum of Vancouver – Vancouver

Thursday, October 24, 2024 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Register here!

Richmond Museum and Archives – Richmond

Thursday, November 14, 2024 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Register here!


Mackin House – Coquitlam

Monday, December 9, 2024 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Register here!


We’re here to help!

Questions about Tea & Talk?

Contact Jazmin Hundal at communications@museum.bc.ca.

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 ‚ÄúZoom Bombing‚ÄĚ 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.