CSUSB Anthropology Museum Project ‘In|Dignity’ Receives Grant

CSUSB Anthropology Museum project ‘In|Dignity’ receives grant

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — “In|Dignity,” a new curatorial project that aims to provide a safe environment for exploring and exploding intolerance that will go on display at Cal State San Bernardino’s Museum of Anthropology in January, has received a $20,000 grant.

The Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political and Economic Institute at Cal State Dominguez Hills announced the grant award in late July to Arianna Huhn and Annika Anderson, co-principal investigators for the project, and co-curators for the museum exhibit. Huhn is an assistant professor of anthropology and the museum’s director, and Anderson is an assistant professor of sociology.

CSUSB professors Thomas McGovern (art) and Andre Harrington (theatre arts) are also listed as key personnel on the grant.

“This grant allows us to present the stories and images of our African-American participants in the exhibition, conduct research, and develop a series of short plays that highlight their issues related to leading disadvantaged and marginalized lives in our community,” Anderson said. “We are grateful for the award and thrilled to use the grant to carry out this project to its fruition.”

A total of six grants were given, with $20,000 as the maximum grant award. “We are very excited to provide these awards to explore and document the impact of political, social and economic issues in African American and other disadvantaged communities,” said CSUDH President Willie J. Hagan when the grants were announced.

The mission of the Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political and Economic Institute is to influence public policy debates through ongoing academic and community research dealing with African American political and economic development concerns and impacts in California, the United States and globally. Its namesake, Mervyn Dymally (1926-2012), served as California’s lieutenant governor (1975-1979), U.S….

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