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Leslie Walker

Leslie Walker

Social Justice and Scholarly Programs Manager
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Leslie leads the museum’s social justice and scholarly programs portfolio. He works with curators and other museum staff to develop public programming and outreach activities that help audiences recognise, name, and combat inequities faced by African Americans based on the museum’s exhibitions and collections. He also assists the programming department by leading audience evaluations and research.

Leslie completed his interdisciplinary undergraduate education in anthropology, Spanish, and Africana Studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He earned a MA in applied anthropology from the University of South Florida. Leslie also completed further graduate studies in museum education from Oregon State University.

MuseumNext Digital Summit
Tuesday, 7th June 2022

Facilitating Meaningful Conversations on Social Justice in a Virtual Space

In-person events have been sorely missed the past two years. The energy of live speakers and meaningful conversations fostered by face-to-face communication is hard to replicate in virtual spaces. However, online events can capture these essential qualities and offer additional benefits, as evident in “A Seat at the Table: The Triumphs and Challenges of Black Education.” The National Museum of African American History and Culture held an online event that featured a dynamic speaker panel and drove lively conversations among audience members. We’ll discuss how this event can serve as a template for future events at NMAAHC and other museums.

Full Schedule Here

Leslie Walker