DHPSNY: An Introduction to Antiracist Policies


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CCAHA is committed to providing universal access to our programs. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs; please contact Liyah Desher, by email at ldesher@dhpsny.org or by phone 215-545-0613 ext. 317, at least seven days prior to the start of this event to make specific arrangements.


In this webinar, co-facilitators Aria Camaione-Lind and Meredith Horsford will use the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance as a case study to explore organizational policy that yields antiracist results. Aria and Meredith will introduce sample statements and policies that have supported antiracist action at other organizations, and invite conversation and participation around creating statements and policies for organizations in attendance.

About the Speakers:

Aria Anne Camaione-Lind is the principal and chief executive officer of ARIA Strategies LLC. She has over twenty years of experience supporting mission-driven solutions in the not-for-profit and education sectors, including over ten years of experience in not-for-profit management, governance, organizational development, and fund development. Aria earned a Master’s degree in History Museum Studies in 2005. She founded her firm as ACL Associates in 2013 and rebranded as Aria Strategies in 2016. Her professional experience includes work with cultural organizations, human services providers, health-related organizations, public schools, and professional associations. Aria is currently the co-chair of the board for the Alliance for Nonprofit Management. She and her team are working with DHPSNY to provide antiracism programming for New York’s collecting organizations.

Meredith Horsford is the Executive Director of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance. Her responsibilities include fundraising, preservation of the historic building and collection, and fostering a strong relationship with the community through public programming and community engagement initiatives as well as working closely with the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Board. She is currently spearheading a research project focusing on the people that were enslaved on the Dyckman Farm. This information will be a significant part of future interpretation and programming at DFM. Meredith also serves as Vice President of the Greater Hudson Heritage Network Board of Directors, an organization that provides professional development and hands-on workshop opportunities to museums.

About Documentary Preservation & Heritage Services for New York (DHPSNY)

The Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) program is a five-year initiative providing free planning and education services to New York State's collecting institutions. The program is overseen by the New York State Education Department's Office of Cultural Education, with services administered by CCAHA.

The DHPSNY team delivers education programming, Archival Needs Assessments, Preservation Surveys, Condition Surveys, and Strategic Planning Assistance to organizations in every corner of New York State. They serve the libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other institutions that safeguard New York's heritage.

Visit the DHPSNY website to learn more about their free programs and services.