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Walking the Walk: Rad Fresno State Women Talk

RAD Walking the Walk event poster.

The Henry Madden Library's Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children's Literature and the Fresno Art Museum (FAM) will cohost a program to honor the women featured in the museum's exhibition, "Rad Fresno State Women." The panel discussion, Walking the Walk: Rad Fresno State Women Talk, will be held at the museum on Thursday, April 21 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Speakers include Gloria Hernandez, Robin McGehee, Joy Goto, Chelsea See Xiong and Francine Oputa, who will also speak about the work of Dr. Paulette Fleming.

The museum is located at 2233 N. First Street in Fresno. A wine and cheese reception, featuring Fresno State wines, will follow the program. "Rad Fresno State women" will discuss their work and its far-reaching impact on our community and beyond. The exhibition, currently on display at FAM, recreates the original public art installation that was located on outdoor building walls throughout the Fresno State campus during the 2015 fall semester.

The exhibition is inspired by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl's children's book, Rad American Women A–Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History…and Our Future! Fresno State's Arne Nixon Center Curator, Jennifer Crow, art and design instructor, Teresa Flores and women's studies instructor, Dr. Larissa Mercado-López, along with a multitude of Fresno State students collaborated to create larger-than-life portraits of Fresno State women faculty, students and alumni. QR codes located near the portraits lead viewers to online biographies of the women, the project statement and a walking tour map of the campus. The "Rad Fresno State women" were chosen not only for their outstanding accomplishments in a diverse array of professions, but also for their activism for social change, their boundless courage and tenacity and their innovative and pioneering spirit.

This is a free public event. For more information, including assistance with disability accommodations or physical access, call 559.278.8116 or email Jennifer Crow at jcrow@csufresno.edu in advance of your visit.

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