Women's History Month Event with Speaker Christy Coleman

- Virtual (Zoom)
Open to:
  • Community/Public
  • Current Adult & Continuing Studies Students
  • Current Graduate Students
  • Current Undergraduate Students
  • Faculty/Staff
Christy Coleman JYF Executive Director


In Where We All Belong- The Importance of Correcting Our National Narrative, Coleman argues that deliberate omissions of diverse peoples agencies and contributions

to the American story have caused harm to us all. By correcting them, we find greater cohesion, not divisions.

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About the Speaker

With a career spanning over 35 years, Christy S. Coleman has served as the Chief Executive Officer of some of the nation's most prominent museums. She's a tireless advocate for the power of museums, narrative correction, diversity, and inclusiveness. Ms. Coleman is an innovator and leader in the museum field having held leadership roles at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and the American Civil War Museum. She now serves as the Executive Director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. In 2018, Time Magazine named her one of the 31 People Changing the South and in 2019, Worth Magazine named her one of 29 Women Changing the World. She served as the historical consultant for the award-winning film Harriett and Showtime’s Good Lord Bird. She’s most recently appeared in award winning documentaries, Grant, Abraham Lincoln, Black Patriots: Civil War Heroes, Neutral Ground, and When The Monuments Came Down.


Sponsored by: The Office of the President and Chief Diversity Officer The Office of the Provost, The Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences and The Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies Department

Contact Info

Dr. Annalisa Castaldo

Director, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies