Our Featured Speaker
Barbara Mumby, Senior Program Officer, San Francisco Arts Commission
Barbara oversees the Cultural Equity grants program. Prior to joining SFAC, she designed and implemented large-scale early childhood education initiatives and grant programs in both Alameda and Merced County through their respective First 5 organizations. Barbara is currently a dual Master’s candidate in Museum Studies and Business Administration where she is focusing on economic development for marginalized communities and Native American repatriation. She received her BA in Studio Arts and Native American Studies from the UC Berkeley. She is a co-founder of UC Berkeley’s Night of Cultural Resistance, currently in its fifteenth year, designed to address issues affecting underrepresented communities while promoting coalition building and cultural understanding. She is passionate in her support for Indigenous communities in their fight for self-determination, and has worked with numerous groups and agencies in the effort for the repatriation of spiritually and culturally significant objects held in public institutions.