IBPOC Museum Professionals Network

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

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This network is supported in part by the RBC Foundation in support of RBC Future Launch.

The network is also supported by the Deux Mille Foundation.

 

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.

Programming for the network is guided by our IBPOC Museum Professionals Advisory Group. If you have any questions about the IBPOC Network or would like to share suggestions, please get in touch with Jazmin Hundal at communications@museum.bc.ca.

Call for Submissions!

The IBPOC Network will be bringing in-person Tea and Talk sessions to locations across BC in 2023!

If there is a town/city/region that you would like Tea and Talk to visit, email us at communications@museum.bc.ca with your name, location(s) of choice, and organization if applicable.

Send your suggested locations by February 10, 2023.

Please note that we will accept submissions beyond this deadline but they may be considered for the 2024 calendar.

New podcast!

Dr. Sharanjit Sandhra and the Sikh Heritage Museum at Gur Sikh Temple Gurdwara

In this episode, listen as IBPOC Network Coordinator Jazmin Hundal and historian Dr. Sharanjit Sandhra chat while on location at the Sikh Heritage Museum at Gur Sikh Temple Gurdwara.

Listen here!

IBPOC Network sessions are regarded as safe spaces for all British Columbians who identify as IBPOC museum, heritage, and cultural professionals. Please be mindful to give space to one another and respect diverse perspectives and experiences. We ask that you turn your camera on during sessions to help ensure a feeling of safety amongst IBPOC attendees.

Upcoming programming:

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IBPOC Tea & Talk

February 22, 2023, 1:00 PM

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.

Learn more and join this free session.

Tea & Talk On the Road

Next Up: February 24, 2023, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Maritime Heritage Centre in Campbell River.

The BCMA IBPOC Museum Professionals Network is excited to bring in-person Tea and Talk sessions to locations across BC in 2023!

Learn more and register for this free session.

New! Cultivating Careers Sessions:

Join the BMCA for a new IBPOC Museum Professionals Network series on how to cultivate careers in the museum, heritage, and cultural sector.

This recurring series of sessions will focus on ways IBPOC museum, heritage, and cultural professionals can further their careers, encourage emerging IBPOC professionals, and navigate situations within their workplace all with the goal of strengthening IBPOC representation in the sector.

Stepping Courageously Into Conflict

January 25, 2023, 12:00 PM

Watch the latest IBPOC Museum Professionals Network webinar on conflict engagement with Madison Tardif!

Participants were encouraged to think about conflict from the lens of social justice and systems change. Attendees were be provided resources and tools to navigate difficult conversations and feel empowered to surface differences that matter.

View the recording here.

Activating Radical Community-Care

February 8, 2023, 12:00 PM

Join the BCMA and Madison Tardif for the latest IBPOC Museum Professionals Network webinar on community-care!

In this session, participants will be provided with resources and tools to think about their own identity and positionality in relation to their professional, interpersonal, and communal relationships. As a starting point for engaging with themes of anti-racism, community, building and self-preservation in harmful systems, this session will focus on empowering individuals to employ acts of radical self- and community- care.

Learn more and join this free session.


 

IBPOC Network Feedback Survey

IBPOC Network sessions are regarded as safe spaces for all those who identify as IBPOC museum, heritage, and cultural professionals in what is colonially referred to as British Columbia. As such, the BCMA would like to learn additional ways the IBPOC Network can support these professionals.

Your responses will remain anonymous. Individuals can submit feedback more than once.

Provide Feedback

IBPOC Network Listserv

This Listserv provides a forum for IBPOC members of the arts, culture & heritage community to discuss issues and promote opportunities through a monitored mailing list.

Learn more and subscribe

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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 centre 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 consultation with the community.

 

This Network was inspired by the #MuseumsAreNotNeutral Webinar in June 2020. Watch the webinar

Check out this recent webinar:

Community-centred Approaches to Museum Exhibits and Programs

The IBPOC Museum Professionals Network was joined by culture executive, Karen Carter for an informative webinar on community-centred approaches to museum exhibits and programs. Participants learnt how to become a co-conspirator for DEIA, build relationships not just partnerships, and what a call-and-response communications model is.

Watch the webinar.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice

Explore our growing collection of resources on equity and justice.

This network is supported in part by the RBC Foundation in support of RBC Future Launch.

The network is also supported by the Deux Mille Foundation.