Monica O. Montgomery is an international keynote speaker, graduate professor, museum director and cultural entrepreneur, curating media and museums to be in service to society. She is a recent speaker at TedX Charlottesville and a winner of the 2016 Arts Entrepreneurship Award from Fractured Atlas. She is the founding director and curator of Museum of Impact the world’s first mobile social justice museum, inspiring action at the intersection of art, activism, self and society. She curates Museum of Impact’s traveling exhibits, ‘#Upstanders’ showcasing hometown heroes, legendary activists and celebrity champions that are making a difference locally and taking a stand for what they believe in globally; and ‘Movement Is Rising’ examining social movements, current events, and human rights abuses around Black Lives Matter and intersectional issues. Both exhibit transforms visitors from bystanders to ‘Upstanders’ collecting stories and oral histories
Additionally, Monica is the Strategic Director of Museum Hue a multicultural platform, advocating for diversity, inclusion and advancing people of color, in arts, culture museums and creative economy. As a sought after public speaker and coach for executives and career changers, she frequently trains leaders and and partners with universities and museums to facilitate diversity, leadership and equity initiatives. Monica is an alumna of Temple University with a Bachelors of Art in Broadcast Communication and LaSalle University, with a Masters of Art in Corporate Communication. She is an adjunct professor with Harvard University and Pratt University, guest lecturing around the country, and holding leadership positions in Museums As Sites of Social Action and Audience Engagement Academy of AMA UK. She is a dynamic empowerment speaker, educator and facilitator who keynotes at conferences throughout Europe and America.
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