The Alliance for Cultural Equity (A.C.E.) is a collaborative network of small museums and community-based archives, preserving and amplifying marginalized histories and cultures. A.C.E. began establishing its collective record of research, programming, and fund development in service of documenting and promulgating the history, art, and culture of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and LGBTQ+ communities. A.C.E.’s member organizations preserve and transmit positive community narratives, build social cohesion, encourage intergenerational communication, the transfer of knowledge, and organize communities to protect and advance their interests.
Led by organizing member, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, collaborating institutions in the Alliance for Cultural Equity include: Amistad Research Center, Backstreet Cultural Museum, Claiborne Avenue History Project, Guardians Institute, Junebug Productions, McKenna Museums – Le Musée de f.p.c. and The George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, The Helis Foundation John Scott Center at the LEH, LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana, Louisiana Civil Rights Museum, Lower 9th Ward Living Museum, Louisiana Museum of African American History, New Orleans African American Museum, Plessy & Ferguson Foundation, Philippine-Louisiana Historical Society, Puentes New Orleans, Tekrema Center for Art and Culture, Treme’s Petit Jazz Museum, United Houma Nation, Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies, and Researching Chinese American History.