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MOA’s Statement on Anti-Racism

In light of the death of George Floyd and the protests that have erupted in response to his murder and to other systemic forms of racism across the continent, MOA asserts our resolute support for peaceful, anti-racist action and education.

MOA reiterates our commitment in all our work to our fundamental values of respect, inclusiveness, engagement, care and service. We call on all of us—institutions, communities, governments and individuals—to act together in good faith to advance the causes of reform and reconciliation, to help create a better future.

In our ongoing commitment, MOA is trying to push for change through critical analysis of our collections, policies and public programs—while recognizing our responsibility to do more and do better. Learn more about some of our initiatives below.

Information about MOA’s project, “Decolonizing the African Collections and Displays at the Museum of Anthropology”: Read more here

MOA’s Guidelines to the Repatriation of objects to originating communities: Read more here

Decolonizing Voices: A Celebration of Canadian Black HERstory is one recent example of public programs at MOA that give space to people of colour in our community: Discover the artists here and see the event photos here