María José Bolaña Caballero
Sarah Pharaon currently serves as Senior Director, Methodology and Practice of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience and oversees the Coalition's Immigration and Civil Rights Network and the National Dialogues on Immigration Project (www.dialoguesonimmigration.org). Previously, Sarah worked as Director of Education at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and was the founding curator of the Arab American National Museum. Pharaon is a consulting trainer on dialogue and community engagement for the National Park Service and curriculum designer for the AASLH training program, Can You Hear Me Now: Connecting to Visitors Through Real Stories of Artifacts and Place.
Sally Roesch Wagner, Founding Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation in Fayetteville, New York is a founder of one of the first college-level women’s studies programs in the United States (CSU Sacramento), and received one of the first doctorates awarded for work in women’s studies (UC Santa Cruz). She directed a dialogue on reproductive choice and a Girl Ambassadors for Human Rights project at the Gage Foundation Center for Social Justice Dialogue. She received the Katherine Coffey Award for outstanding service to museology from the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums in 2012.
Barbara Lau is director of the Pauli Murray Project at the Duke Human Rights Center/Franklin Humanities Institute and the lead developer of the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice. Lau’s twenty years experience as a folklorist, curator, radio producer, and author includes curating museum exhibitions about Cambodian American traditions in North Carolina and Pauli Murray's legacy as a social change agent, and two traveling exhibitions about civil rights and African American history in Durham. She also produced To Buy the Sun, an original play about Pauli Murray; and directed the “Face Up: Telling Stories of Community Life” community mural project. She was honored with the National Association of Multicultural Education’s Children’s Publication Award in 2003 for her book about Cambodian New Year's celebrations.
Maria José Bolaña Caballero works in the Education Department of the Centro Cultural y Museo de la Memoria (MUME) where she previously worked as a guide and served as the lead educator on the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience-funded project “Looking at the Present from Memory.” Prior to her work at MUME, Maria Jose worked as a history teacher and is currently finishing her MA in Rioplatense History (Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay).
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