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For Lawrence Weiner, language is a universal material that allows for a vast and diverse audience to connect to his artwork. “ALL THE STARS IN THE SKY HAVE THE SAME FACE” might be considered a call to action, a piece that challenges us to create an equitable world. 

Hear from a panel of community activists, cultural theorists, and artists discussing the impact of public artworks and the role of museums in achieving equity. Moderated by Kendal Henry, Director of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs’s Percent for Art Program, and featuring Dr. Mijal Bitton, Scholar in Residence at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and co-founder of the Downtown Minyan in New York City; Uzodinma Iweala, award-winning writer, filmmaker, medical doctor, and CEO of the Africa Center; New York-based visual artist Baseera Khan; and Yehudah Webster, community organizer for Jews for Racial & Economic Justice.

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