“A Seat at the Table” is inspired by Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s words and work toward creating a more inclusive democracy.

About the exhibit

Shirley Chisholm

The exhibit shares how Congresswoman Chisholm stepped up, claimed her seat at the table of public discourse, and made a difference by representing a wide range of people and issues.

About Shirley

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”

- Shirley Chisholm

FEATURED COMMUNITIES

Community groups in the Boston area participated in hands-on workshops, where they had the opportunity to create their own “seats at the table,” inspired by causes that matter to them.

SEE THE COMMUNITIES

MEET THE ARTISTS

Twenty artists created chairs that were inspired by trailblazers in society, past and present.

Make a chair

Do you, your classroom, or your group want to make your own chair? We have many resources that lead you through the activity!

And don’t forget to come back to submit photos of your chair for a chance to be featured on the website.

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Made possible by

The “A Seat at the Table” exhibit was made possible by the generous support of the Fund II Foundation.

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