Speaker Feature: Dr. Annie Polland of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Annie Polland, Vice President of Programs and Education at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Photo by Benjamin Hoste.

For the countdown to PubComm 2017, we’ll be doing a feature for each one of our amazing speakers. First up, our keynote presenter, Senior Vice President of Education and Programs at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Dr. Annie Polland!

The Tenement Museum is on the cutting edge of museum education and dialogic interpretation as a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. To learn more about how the Tenement Museum engages visitors in meaningful conversations about immigrants both past and present, read Dr. Polland’s recent piece in the Huffington Post:

“We can’t resolve today’s political debates solely by sharing our family histories with each other, but we owe it to the past residents of 97 Orchard Street to examine their lives not with romanticism, but honesty. By the same standard, we owe it to today’s immigrants, their modern-day counterparts, to think of them as real people, not stereotypes.” from “Immigrants Then, Immigrants Now: A Shared American Dream.”

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