Crystal Bridges - Evening Talk: Gerald Torres and Nico Albert

December 15th, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Arkansas PBS will livestream Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s “Evening Talk: Gerald Torres and Nico Albert” lecture Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. 

This conversation is hosted in honor of Crystal Bridges’ free exhibition “We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy” exploring the importance of the U.S. Constitution and free speech to democracy. Drawing from their careers and experiences as artists and social advocates, the speakers will share their perspectives on the role of artists and their civic duties.

Gerald Torres is professor of environmental justice and professor of law at Yale Law School, and Chef Nico Albert (ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ Cherokee Nation) is a chef, caterer and student of traditional Indigenous cuisines. They will draw from their careers, experiences and insights for this discussion centered on the relationship between the U.S. Constitution, tribal law, and Indigenous heritage, with a close look at the use of Indigenous land and resources (such as food) through a lens of environmental justice, equity and cultural histories.

This program will be part of educational resources for teachers through ArkansasIDEAS. ArkansasIDEAS connects K-12 educators with quality, ADE-approved professional development and educational opportunities, as well as a wide range of trainings on multiple platforms, thousands of classroom resources, and state and national initiatives.

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