Past Virtual Events
View our past signature virtual programs along with bonus content.
From ‘Our Divided Nation’ to ‘Our Shared Future’ Museums and the Advancement of Equity and Understanding
View the program, originally aired on October 27, 2021.
The launch of the Smithsonian’s Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past initiative and the creation of two new museums by Congress, the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum and the National Museum of the American Latino, present unique moments to explore how museums can help foster courageous new will and promote opportunities for all.
View the program, originally aired on September 24, 2021.
The Smithsonian held a virtual symposium that explores the hidden stories of enslaved Indigenous peoples, focusing on the legacy of Spanish colonization in the Americas and Asia and its impact on what is now the southwestern United States. Experts from a range of academic disciplines, including Indigenous studies, anthropology, and history, will examine untold stories of coerced labor and peonage and the long-term impact of Indian slavery. This program seeks to give a comprehensive “first voice” to these hushed stories and living legacies.
View the first forum, originally aired on August 26, 2021
The first Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past forum was a virtual program about racial inequities in wellness and wealth in the U.S. From race science to COVID-19, physical and mental health, and challenges to wealth building, we explored how we arrived where we are today and how we can imagine a new way forward together. The forum is captioned in English and Spanish. We hope you enjoy the program and join us for future forums and events.