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

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.

FRESH TALK: Rooms of Her Own—Women, Art, and Ownership in the Hotel Industry

October 27, 2019
The hospitality industry is changing to adapt to today’s concerns about sustainability and the preservation of culture. Zita Cobb, founder and CEO of the Shorefast Foundation and Fogo Island Inn; Monique Greenwood, owner and CEO of Akwaaba Bed and Breakfast Inns; and Sheldon Scott, director of culture at Eaton DC and founder of Project Unlearn, discuss the ways in which innovative women are changing the industry’s business models, values, and operations.

FRESH TALK: Judy Chicago—New Views

September 23, 2019
Iconic feminist artist Judy Chicago joins Martha C. Nussbaum, philosopher and Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, to discuss Judy Chicago: New Views, the first major monograph on the artist in nearly 20 years, and the artist’s exhibition The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction, on view at NMWA September 19, 2019–January 20, 2020.