June 4: Behind the Scenes: LGBTQ+ San Diego Exhibit

June 4 | 6 – 8 PM | San Diego History Center

Join San Diego EMP for a tour of the San Diego History Center’s exhibition, LGBTQ+ San Diego, with curator Lillian Faderman. Lillian will discuss the stories of struggles and triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community in San Diego, beginning with persecution, then looking at the ways the LGBTQ+ community organized in San Diego. She will highlight documents, photos, artifacts, and brief videos that trace these early attempts to fight back and to claim a legitimate presence in San Diego.

Lillian Faderman is an internationally known scholar of LGBTQ+ History and literature. She has authored numerous books of LGBTQ+ community including The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle and Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death. Her books have been translated into seven languages.

Tour begins at 6:15 pm and will last about an hour. Attendees are welcome to experience the exhibition on their own after the tour ends.

The tour is free, however, a donation of $5 is requested to support San Diego EMP’s mission of providing professional development programs for local museum professionals.

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See you there!

San Diego EMP

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April 23: Cover Letter Writing Workshop

April 23 | 6 – 7:30 PM | San Diego Natural History Museum

Join us for a hands-on workshop! Crafting a compelling, tailored cover letter can be challenging, but the San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals are here to help! In this hands-on workshop, you’ll get pragmatic, professional writing advice that you can apply to your own cover letter. Over the course of an hour and a half, you’ll learn characteristics of successful cover letters and work in groups to understand what makes a cover letter stand out for the right reasons. You will leave with tools to help you effectively communicate why you are the best candidate for your desired job.

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Dr. Steve Merriam will facilitate the workshop. Dr. Merriam has served as Interim Director of the Professional Writing Program in SDSU’s Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies, and currently directs the university’s undergraduate Business Communication program. Dr. Merriam teaches graduate courses in professional writing at SDSU and UCSD Extension, specializing in corporate and foundation grant writing for nonprofits.

Suggested donation: $10

This workshop includes light refreshments. Your donation helps San Diego EMP to continue providing free and low-cost professional development opportunities.

The workshop will take place at the San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. You’ll enter through the west entrance, across from the San Diego Junior Theater. The door is marked “Staff Entrance;” an EMP board member will meet you there!

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Cheers,

San Diego EMP

February 20: CAM Mini-Conference

February 20 | 6 – 8 PM | The Fleet Science Center

Can’t make it to this year’s California Association of Museum’s conference? Then join your fellow EMPs for a CAM mini-conference at the Fleet Science Center, February 20th! Presenters from local museums will give condensed versions of their CAM conference talks before coming together for a panel Q&A.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network and ask questions of industry experts in a variety of museum fields including collections, inclusion, and technology.

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PRESENTERS

Moderator: Julia Falkowski, San Diego EMP Communications Co-Chair, Content Designer at Intuit and CAM Presenter: “Top Tech Trends and Why They Matter.”

Barbara Forsyth, Senior Manager of Collections and Exhibitions, Mingei International Museum, Presenter: “Earthquakes, Earth Shakes, Fire and Other Natural Disasters.”

Mallory Genauer, Education Coordinator, Barona Cultural Center & Museum, Presenter: “Incorporating Native Voice: Bridging our Ways of Knowing.”

Joaquin Ortiz, Director of Innovation, Museum of Photographic Arts, Moderator: “Making the Mix Work: Access and Inclusion for People with Cognitive, Learning, and Physical Disabilities.”

Alexis O’Banion, Creative Director & Technology Strategist at Mingei International Museum, Presenter: “Top Tech Trends and Why They Matter.”

DETAILS

Ticket: $10 includes mini-conference content, access to speakers and light refreshments.

Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Parking can be found in the lot behind the Fleet Science Center off of Space Theater Way.

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Cheers,

San Diego EMP