Recorded Session: "OK Boomer": Breaking the Cycle of Generational Bias

Recorded On: 09/25/2020

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Session Description

"OK Boomer": Breaking the Cycle of Generational Bias is a recorded session of the 2020 AASLH Online Annual Meeting.

As trailblazing Boomers consider their legacy, Gen-Xers become senior experts, and Millennials age into positions of responsibility, this session offers a facilitated dialogue about generational differences. After discussion among panelists, audience members will be invited to add their experiences, questions, and solutions in a safe and transparent environment.


RECORDED DATE: September 25, 2020

COST: $5 AASLH Members / $10 Nonmembers / Free for Full Access Annual Meeting attendees w/ Promo Code (email

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Chair: Brenton Grom Delaware Historical Society, New Castle, DE
Brenton Grom joined the Delaware Historical Society as a curator in 2016 and in 2018 became Director of the Read House & Gardens, its National Historic Landmark campus in Old New Castle, where he oversees a staff spanning three generations. As he leads the effort to implement a 21st-century vision for the site and expand its geographic and demographic reach, he draws from a background in social history, material culture, and historical musicology. Brenton also founded and directs the Society’s summer fellowship program for exceptional high-schoolers and co-chairs the planning committee for the Millennial Summit, a regional young professionals’ conference.

Zoë Rayn Evans University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, Philadelphia, PA
Zoë Rayn Evans is the Collaborative Programs Manager at University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Francesca Saldan Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art, Scranton, PA
Francesca Saldan is the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art in Scranton, PA. Francesca’s current work is devoted to finding ways to integrating marginalized narratives into museum interpretation and reshaping the Everhart’s goals to reflect the shifting generational demographics of Scranton. Francesca holds a Bachelors in Anthropology and Classical Studies from Temple University and a Masters in Museum Anthropology from Columbia University. Francesca has previously worked at the Penn Museum and National Museum of American Jewish History as a facilitator of object-based learning for K-12 and university-level students. She has also served as a consultant for projects at the Princeton University Art Museum and the American Museum of Natural History.

Brent D. Glass Brent D. Glass, LLC, Washington, DC
Brent D. Glass is Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the world’s largest museum devoted to telling the story of America. A national leader in the preservation, interpretation and promotion of history, Glass is a public historian who pioneered influential oral history and material culture studies, an author, television presence and international speaker on cultural diplomacy and museum management.

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