A Seat at the Table Gallery Talk & Workshop
Inspired by the trailblazing career of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, visitors to the exhibit “A Seat at the Table” are invited to respond to Chisholm’s call to action, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”
A special gallery talk with Institute staff will highlight the stories of national figures and community members who have brought new perspectives to the table where decisions are made. In a hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to think about how they want to be represented in places of power and create their “own seat at the table” to contribute to the exhibit.
The gallery talk and workshop are included in the admission cost to the Institute. Massachusetts children ages 17 and under enter for free as well as active military personnel, current Institute members, and all children under 6. Please register even if a member of your group falls into those categories so that the Institute has an accurate visitor count.
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