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Sep 9

In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Can learning from the past lead is to consider how we view social justice education today?

Heighten your civic awareness through conversations about art, history, and material culture. Each month, educators from the National Portrait Gallery will partner with colleagues from across the Smithsonian to discuss how historical objects from their respective collections speak to today’s social justice issues.

This September, we’re excited to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month! How can the past experiences of Latina leaders inform our perspectives on social justice in education today? Together with the Smithsonian Latino Center, we’ll explore this key question while analyzing a portrait of educator and activist Antonia Pantoja and the portrayal of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in The Four Justices.

The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants via Eventbrite 24–48 hours in advance of the program. Each participant must register separately. We will only allow participants into the meeting if their names (and email addresses) are on the registration list.

The Portrait Gallery strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. This program will provide auto-captions. For questions, or to request additional accommodations such as an ASL interpreter or live captions, please email jonesve@si.edu at least two weeks in advance of the program.

THIS PROGRAM WILL BE RECORDED. If you turn your camera or microphone on, the audio or video feed from your device may be captured on the recording and used for Smithsonian purposes. Take care to conceal from view and not share material that is private, sensitive, or confidential.

For general inquires please contact npgeducation@si.edu.

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Image Credit: LEFT: The Four Justices by Nelson Shanks, oil on canvas, 2012. / Gift of Ian M. and Annette P. Cumming © Nelson Shanks. RIGHT: Antonia Pantoja by Manny Vega, 2014. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquisition made possible through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

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