History is an Action Word: Designing Experiences that Empower
As an 18th century sugar plantation turned historic site, Whitney Plantation welcomes thousands of visitors annually to discuss the experiences of enslaved Africans and their descendants on Louisiana plantations and the legacies of slavery that still impact our communities today. For many of the staff, this unique work becomes personal. During this interactive presentation, Director of Education Amber Mitchell will discuss how her journey as a descendant and public historian combine to create experiences that encourage learners to listen, think, communicate, and activate.
This session is sponsored by Rackham’s Mellon Public Engagement and the Humanities program and is open to all students on campus interested in the topic.