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International Photo Exhibition Coming Exclusively to N.H. Virtual Speaker Series Inspired by the Images Starts April 24

200 Women Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2022
CONTACT: Nancy Hughes at [email protected]

International Photo Exhibition Coming Exclusively to N.H. Virtual Speaker Series Inspired by the Images Starts April 24

WOLFEBORO, N.H.—Brewster Academy has received a grant from New Hampshire Humanities to present  “Our Shared Humanity,” a virtual speaker series, starting on Tuesday, April 24 and running each Tuesday  night from 7 to 8 p.m. through May 24. The series is inspired by 200 Women, an international photography exhibition, which will be on display at three Wolfeboro locations throughout the month of May. The resort town on Lake Winnipesaukee will be the only place to view this powerful exhibition in
the U.S. this summer. Both events are free and open to the public.

The 200 Women exhibition features large-scale photo portraits and recorded interviews with
women—some famous, some not—telling their stories by reflecting on the same five galvanizing
questions: What really matters to you? What brings you happiness? What do you regard as the lowest
depth of misery? What would you change if you could? Which single word do you most identify with?
The respondents include late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; actresses Ashley Judd,
Gabourey Sidibe, and Alfre Woodard; authors Isabel Allende, Angela Davis, Aminatta Forna, Roxane Gay,
and Margaret Atwood; conservationist Jane Goodall; humanitarian Marian Wright Edelman; and dozens
more.

In a unique town-wide collaboration, the 200 Women exhibition will be on display in three walkable
Wolfeboro locations Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in May from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The locations
are Wolfeboro Town Hall (84 S. Main St.), Lord House at Brewster Academy (80 Academy Dr.), and
Wolfeboro Public Library ( 259 S. Main St.).

The accompanying virtual speaker series, “Our Shared Humanity” takes place every Tuesday evening
from 7 to 8 p.m. April 26 through May 24. Each week speakers will address one of the five questions. On
April 26, professor, writer, and researcher Dr. Jenifer Martinez of Holderness School in Holderness, N.H.
will speak about “What Matters Through the Ages.” On May 3, Plymouth State University philosophy
professor Dr. Maria Sanders speaks about “Happiness: The Dream and the Reality.” On May 10, Granite State native Diane Foley, mother of slain freelance conflict journalist Jim Foley and founder, president,
and executive director of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, speaks about “Moral Courage and
Resilience in the Face of Adversity.” On May 17, “Bridges that Connect in Aminatta Forna’s Novel
Happiness” will be led by Brewster’s Nancy Hughes. And on May 24, Senator Jeb Bradley, Wolfeboro
Board of Selectmen member Linda Murray, and Pfizer executive and Vice Chair of the NAACP’s National
Board of Directors Karen Boykin-Towns will discuss “Leading Across Difference: A Panel of Local, State,
and National Leaders.”

New Hampshire Humanities nurtures the joy of learning and inspires community engagement by
bringing life-enhancing ideas from the humanities to the people of New Hampshire. Learn more at
www.nhhumanities.org.

The 200 Women exhibition and “Our Shared Humanity” virtual speaker series are free and open to the
public, but registration is required for the speaker series. For more information and to register, visit
www.brewsteracademy.org/oursharedhumanity or contact exhibition director Nancy Hughes at
[email protected]

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