Facebook Community Leadership Program

One year ago I was accepted into the Facebook Community Leadership Program (FCLP) as a Fellow in Community Leadership. One of 117 members of 46 countries, selected from over 6000 applicants, I have had the opportunity to grow tremendously with the leadership training, mentorship, and support of Facebook. Learn how my year with FCLP has helped me grow.

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Nobel Peace Forum

Friends, I'm honored to have been invited to participate on a panel at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis. The title of the session, "Seeking Justice and Making Trouble (Part I): Artists’ Perspectives on the Paradox of Peace" will be moderated by Sun Yung Shin. It will include panelists: J. Wren Supak, Daira Quiñones, Aar Maanta, and myself. The session I will participate in is September, 14th. Please join the forum if you are able. #NobelPeacePrizeForum

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VR Garden

I drew a couple flowers and then posted it on Twitter. With an invitation to anyone to add to the VR Garden, I was overwhelmed by the positive reception and contributions! The VR Garden was projected at TEDxMinneapois. I then went to NYC to draw a garden live at the Opening Party for the Jump Into VR Fest. 

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FUTURE: MadeHereMN

A team of artists and public participants created the Community Garden Mural. This is a project installed in Window #117 in Made Here MN's amazing Public Art Showcases, featured in empty building windows in downtown Minneapolis. This project is to create excitement for a future Indoor Edible Garden at Better World Museum, It uses AR/VR Mixed Storytelling and community participation. 

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#MuseBetterWorld

In the last year or so (really since Ignite, MCN2014), I've been especially inspired by the formation and work of Incluseum. I sincerely hope that this post may help contribute to the discussion, as another voice sharing my story and advocating for museum inclusion for all.

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Investigation: Museums & Domestic Abuse

I was scheduled to present on a panel at MCN2016 in NOLA titled, The Power of Vulnerability in Museums. The panel's discussion is inspired by Brené Brown's The Power of Vulnerability. I would share how I started an ARTLAB in a Domestic Abuse Shelter, and am now in the middle of my first large Public Art collaboration (including directing an Interactive Digital Video and VR Empathy Experience). I would demonstrate how this experience has ignited a dialogue on sexual and domestic violence, I wish to explore in museums. 

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