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Watch all previous Fresh Talks, the signature program series of the Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative.

Fresh Talk: Sonya Clark

April 18, 2021
Join renowned textile and social practice artist Sonya Clark as she reflects on works in her new NMWA exhibition, Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend, the first survey of her 25-year career. Through her art, Clark transforms simple materials, including hair, combs, and found objects, into powerful revelations on injustice and stirring tributes to her ancestors. Clark joins NMWA Deputy Director/Chief Curator Kathryn Wat in conversation to share how she weaves, stitches, snips, braids, and beads to draw out momentous narratives on race, visibility, and the urgent need to redress history.

Fresh Talk: Place and Power

November 15, 2020
To what degree are identities shaped by food exchanges—from cultivation and harvest to preparation and consumption? In this virtual program, food rights activist Ianne Fields Stewart, interdisciplinary artist Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, culinary historian Laura Shapiro, and interdisciplinary artist Zina Saro-Wiwa will discuss questions of global food access, gender, class, and labor.

FRESH TALK: Art, Power, and the Vote—100 Years After Suffrage

November 17, 2019
More than one hundred years after the 19th Amendment was passed, Cara Ober, artist and founding editor and publisher at BmoreArt, moderates a discussion with Alexandra Bell, multidisciplinary artist, Kim Loper, designer, artist, and educator, Adjoa B. Asamoah, political strategist and racial equity advocate, and Jackie Payne, executive director of GALvanize, about how artists, political organizers, and activists continue to work together in the push for social change.