I’m no longer accepting the things I cannot change…. I’m changing the things I cannot accept.

Angela Davis


What can you not accept? What can you do to change it? How can shifting mindset lead to more equitable, bold, and community-driven museums that create spaces of growth and empowerment for our teens?

Read this reflection by Mike Murawski over at Art Museum Teaching on the impact of Angela Davis’s words on his approach to museum work. He advocates for moving around a systematic ‘no’ and asking museums to step up as leaders in the face of inequity. Think about injustices that you cannot accept and ask your teens what they would like to change. As we prepare to address inequity during the 2018 Teen Conference, we reflect on how we at ICA Teen Programs can choose change.