Don't miss this free panel discussion next week!
How can Americans come together to examine some of the most vital issues that connect—and often separate us—as a nation today? The Smithsonian’s new initiative Race, Community and Our Shared Future, supported by Bank of America, will explore how we currently understand, experience, and confront race; its impact on communities; and how that impact is shaping the nation’s future.
Two free online panels serve as a prelude to the initiative’s official launch in 2021. The first on Wednesday, Dec. 9 focuses on women, wellness, and the arts, and features Joy Harjo, poet laureate of the United States, Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, founder of Creative Justice Initiative, co-founder of Corredor Afro, and founder and former president and CEO of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, and Lisa Sasaki, director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.