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The Power of Making & the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Building a Bridge to Equity Through the Curation of Mini Museums Project

As a nation we recently acknowledged the 100-year history of the decimation of “Black Wall Street”. This historical event represents the structural violence, including discriminatory policies and practices, that has plagued many of our historically underserved communities and led to education, wealth, and income equity gaps.

As we heed the call of the historical moment we currently live in, we are asked to reckon with our past and build a future that is more equitable and just. With this in mind, we invite you to participate in The Power of Making and the Entrepreneurial Mindset: Building a Bridge to Equity Through the Curation of Mini Museums Project.

  • What: This project is a part of our Healing Communities Initiative, a NACCE Equity and Diversity Center of Practice and Making Center of Practice Initiative. The initiative is designed to support entrepreneurial leaders focused on being catalyst for racial and ethnic healing, community health, and economic vitality.

  • Who: We invite a group of faculty, staff, and/or students to employ making and entrepreneurial mindset to find solutions for their communities through the curation of mini museums.

  • Why: Faculty, staff, and students will learn to design a mini museum that displays knowledge and represents a vision for equity in the communities they serve.

  • When: The project will unfold in the following events:

    • Week of July 26: Virtual workshop that explains the work of MICRO DIY and specifics around the curation of mini museums to do equity.

    • Week of August 30: A virtual storytelling conversation around the progress made on designing mini museums.

    • Week of September 13: A virtual “in house” exhibit of mini museums and visioning session.

    • October 3-6: Opportunity to have your work showcased at the NACCE Annual Conference.

Email NACCE's Director of Innovation & Equity, Jeff Smith, at to sign up.