Forms of Reparations: the Museum and Restorative Justice

A Zoom virtual symposium organized by the Museum and Curatorial Studies graduate students of California State University, Long Beach.

Between September 23rd and October 7th keynote presentations, art and activist talks, and panel discussions focusing on the current state of decolonization within cultural institutions will be delivered by Decolonize This Place (founders Amin Husain and Nitasha Dhillon, joined by cultural specialist Amy Weng), Aruna D’Souza, Dr. Atreyee Gupta, Edgar Heap of Birds, Chaédria LaBouvier, Kimberli Meyer, Helen Molesworth, Laura Raicovich, lauren woods and Alma Ruiz. The event asks how museums perpetuate systemic oppression, addressing the university’s fundamental misunderstanding of American Monument by conceptual artist lauren woods [lower case] in its relation to the Movement for Black Lives, the firing of Kimberli Meyer from the University Art Museum (now the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum) in 2018, the response of the School of Art Concerned Students of Color and Allies, and the location of the university on the sacred Puvunga land. The event is free with registration and open to the public. For registration details and additional information, visit

Event Date: 
September 23, 2020 - 1:00pm
September 28, 2020 - 1:00pm
September 28, 2020 - 5:00pm
September 30, 2020 - 1:00pm
October 5, 2020 - 1:00pm
October 5, 2020 - 5:00pm
October 7, 2020 - 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Zoom Webinar