Choosing to Participate Poster Exhibition

Choosing to Participate is a poster exhibition created by Facing History and Ourselves and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to encourage dialogue, engagement, respect, and participation in our communities.

The Wright Memorial Public Library presents Choosing to Participate as a part of its Vision to enrich minds and transform lives; its Mission to provide diverse opportunities for lifelong personal growth; and its Values of empathy and community. 

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Let Choosing to Participate be the beginning of your learning.  Attend a related program, download for free the official poster exhibition book from Facing History and Ourselves, explore Smithsonian Learning Lab collections, and check out the Youth Services Librarians' recommended reads.


Smithsonian Learning Lab Collections

Recommended Reads

Additional Resources from the Smithsonian

  • As part of the National Museum of the American Indian's development of the Americans exhibition, they worked with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience to create a toolkit to help people facilitate new conversations with and among students about the power of images and words, the challenges of memory, and the relationship between personal and national values.
  • The National Museum of African American History and Culture have created a website, Talking About Race, to provide tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.
  • Asian Pacific American Center's Standing Together Against Xenophobia addresses not only the hatred and violence that has recently targeted people of Asian descent, but also the xenophobia that plagues our society during times of national crisis.