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10 - Oct
(Nearby Event: Arts & Theater, Family)
Where:Smithsonian American Art Museum / National Portrait Gallery, 4545 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 620, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20008
Women of Color: The Power of Protest is a series of three panel discussions that will draw attention to activism and social justice through the lens of historic and contemporary women of color. This collaboration between the National Portrait Gallery, the National Museum of African Art, and the National Museum of the American Indian takes Smithsonian Institution collections and exhibitions as starting points for conversations about the socio-political challenges that women of color have confronted and overcome, and which they continue to revolutionize. By paying tribute to women who paved the way for socio-political change, both past and present, this dynamic series interlaces activism, intersectional identity, and visual culture. By paying tribute to women who paved the way for socio-political change, both past and present, this dynamic series interlaces activism, intersectional identity, and visual culture. Featuring contemporary activists, artists, scholars, and writers, Women of Color: The Power of Protest will take place at the National Portrait Gallery's McEvoy Auditorium. This three-part series received support the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative. For more information on the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, "Because of Her Story," visit womenshistory.si.edu.  September 12: But Some of Us are Brave: Black Sisterhood and Solidarity Across Cultures The National Museum of African Art opens the first of three panels in Women of Color: The Power of Protest with the panel- But Some of Us are Brave: Black Sisterhood and Solidarity Across Cultures. Panelists address concepts of sisterhood and solidarity as sources of power across cultures, communities, and color lines. The panel emphasizes that the African Diaspora is comprised of multiple complex communities. Drawing from historical figures within these communities, the panelists will discuss specific examples of (s)heroism and their implications for our time. October 10: Native Americ
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