Urgent Museum Notice

Fresh Talk

Fresh Talk: The Art of Healing

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Sun, Jun 06, 2021
4:30 to 6 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Free. Registration optional; register to receive an email reminder. Donations welcome.
Suggested Donation


Online. Livestreaming on NMWA’s Facebook page and at nmwa.org/livestream.

A dark-skinned adult woman stands at a podium at the National Museum of Women in the Arts to speak. She has short dreadlocks, jewelry, and a jacket with a large purple and black plaid print on it. Behind her is a screen with the words 'Women, Arts, & Social Change.'
Join us for a conversation about the relationship between food, social change, and healing.

Event Description

The Art of Healing

Throughout history, the kitchen has existed as a place for bodily nourishment, a laboratory for healing and a site for restorative justice. This conversation will explore the ways that female caretakers have contributed to traditional medicine, how mental and physical pain is connected and whether systemic racism and cultural repression create a specific need for marginalized groups to engage in acts of wellness and healing. Speakers include Navina Khanna, executive director of HEAL Food Alliance; Samaria King, co-founder of Mutual Aid Apothecary; and Tsedaye Makonnen, interdisciplinary artist, featured in RECLAMATION: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals.

The conversation will be livestreamed on the museum’s Facebook page and nmwa.org/livestream. This program is available for free to the public, but if you would like to support this program, please consider making a $10 donation to the museum.

Women, Arts, and Social Change is a public programs initiative that highlights the power of women and the arts as catalysts for change. Fresh Talk, the initiative’s signature program, features cause-driven conversations with leading artists, designers, activists, social innovators, and others. This season, we are focusing on the relationship between women, art, and food as part of the Reclamation: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals series.