The Saratoga County History Center has launched a diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative. An ad-hoc committee consisting of area professionals and community organizers is planning to meet through 2022 to assess History Center programming, identify under-represented demographics, and conceive of a plan to reach and serve those communities.
The committee includes Dr. Michael Landis (chair), trustee, Saratoga County History Center; Dr. Jordana Dym, Professor of History, Skidmore College; Ron Agostinoni, Principal, Shenendahowa High School; Dora Lee Stanley, Glen Falls Branch NAACP and MLK Saratoga; Jeremy Baird, Saratoga Pride; James Bruchac, Ndakinna Education Center; TJ Sangaré, BLM Saratoga; Krystle Nowhitney Hernandez, LifeWorks Community Action; Dr. Joanne Zangrando, trustee, Saratoga County History Center; and Donna Dardaris, trustee, Saratoga County History Center. In addition, Florencia Feleder, Capital Region Director, Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, will serve as a guest participant.
This new initiative is expected to serve as a blueprint for future programming, exhibits, and educational endeavors.
For more information about the History Center, visit their website.
Photo of Brookside, the Saratoga County History Center provided.