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978-1-4422-6323-9 • Hardback • May 2018 • $83.00 • (£64.00)
978-1-4422-6324-6 • Paperback • May 2018 • $36.00 • (£28.00)
978-1-4422-6325-3 • eBook • May 2018 • $34.00 • (£26.00)
Dina Bailey is the CEO of Mountain Top Vision, a consulting company that focuses on organizational transformation in non-profits. She works with organizations to embrace strategic initiatives that lead to more diverse and inclusive communities. The focus of her most recent work has centered on fostering empathy. Dina worked as the director of Museum Experiences at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and was the founding director of Educational Strategies at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Introduction Using Dialogue to Interpret Immigration: The National Dialogues on Immigration Project, Sarah Pharaon
Chapter 1 The Arab American National Museum, Anan Ameri, Ph.D.
Chapter 2 Speaking of Change in a New Immigrant Gateway, Janeen Bryant
Chapter 3 Talking About Immigration with Children through a Social Justice Lens, Linda Blanshay, Ph.D.
Chapter 4 Between Two Worlds: Incubating a New Approach to Community Engagement and Civic Responsibility in an Art Museum, Suzanne Seriff, Ph.D.
Chapter 5 Dialogue with Audiences about Migration in the Red Star Line Museum, Bram Beelaert
Chapter 6 Who is an American?: Moving Conversations at Lowell National Historical Park, Emily Levine and Resi Polixa
Chapter 7 Museo Urbano’s Border Immigration Dialogues, Yolanda Chavez Leyva, Ph.D.
Conclusion, Dina Bailey
Interpreting Immigration is a thoughtful look at some of the many ways the public history field is grappling with this challenging topic. Filled with solid program examples that can be replicated at sites large or small, this book will be a valuable resource for any site that interprets immigration.
— Tim Grove, co-author of the Museum Educator’s Manual
This book is refreshing look at the narrative of immigration. Bailey and her contributors shift the perspective on immigration from the traditional narrative of progress to one that paints a more realistic picture of the struggles that immigrant groups continue to face. It also provides a model for history workers to truly present a collaborative narrative by balancing the power relationship between museums and their constituencies.
— Chris Taylor, chief inclusion officer, Minnesota Historical Society
Interpreting Immigration at Museums and Historic Sites is a useful guide for museum professionals in these challenging times. The case studies featured provide practical ideas for how museums and historic sites can use our nation’s immigration stories to engage in meaningful dialogue about the complex issues that surround modern day immigration. This is a must read for those looking for inspiration on how to build inclusive museums with dynamic and relevant programming.
— Kate Whitman, VP of Public Programs, Atlanta History Center