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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice    News

New IBPOC Professionals Network

 March 3, 2021

We would like to introduce our community to Sarah Wang, who will be helping the BC Museums Association in the creation of an IBPOC networking and support program.

Sarah is working with the BCMA as the IBPOC Network Coordinator to develop new resources that will work to support and connect IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour) and other equity-seeking museum professionals, students, and artists in this province.

The IBPOC Network falls under the BCMA Mentorship Program which delivers mentorship opportunities and career development resources to emerging professionals in BC’s arts, culture and heritage sector. The IBPOC Network will provide targeted support for IBPOC and equity-seeking members of our community through workshops, webinars, networking, and resource development. An announcement of upcoming digital events will be shared shortly on our website.

Sarah brings with her experience in interpretation (Education and Public Programs at the Vancouver Art Gallery), curation and advocacy (Artistic Director of Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture), institutional and sector research (VocalEye, Harvard Art Museums, and Museums Association of Saskatchewan), and organizational governance (Roedde House Museum and CARFAC BC). She has a BA in International Relations and Art History from the University of Toronto and a graduate certificate in Museum Studies from Harvard University. Sarah looks forward to working with the BCMA on this project and to help emerging and established IBPOC professionals in their career development, institutional representation, and in celebrating diverse experiences and stories.

If you have any questions about the IBPOC Network or would like to contact Sarah, please email her at sarah@museum.bc.ca

Learn more about Sarah in her episode of the BCMA micro-podcast “Owl you need to know