IBPOC Museum Professionals Network
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.
For you, By you: Community Input Survey
Help Shape the Network!
In order to better understand the needs and interests of IBPOC museum professionals in this province, please let us know your thoughts, comments, suggestions in the following survey. All questions are optional, and the more information we receive, the better and more accurately we can shape programming, support, and resources. Your submission will be confidential and used only for programming purposes, and no personally identifiable information will be retained by the BCMA.
IBPOC Tea & Talk
Connect with museum, gallery, and heritage IBPOC professionals from across British Columbia. Brew a mug of tea, and join Network Coordinator Sarah to catch up, ask questions, seek advice, and chat.
Programming for the network is guided by our Network Coordinator. If you have any questions about the IBPOC Network or would like to contact and share any suggestions with our Network Coordinator Sarah Wang please get in touch.
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.
#MuseumsAreNotNeutral: White Supremacy in Museums and Calls to Immediate Action
This Network was inspired by the #MuseumsAreNotNeutral Webinar in June 2020.
This Network is supported by the Royal Bank of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.