Conversations: June 5, 2020
On June 5, 2020, Betsy Damon joined Xavier Cortada in discussing the connections between the coronavirus pandemic, the environment, and the Black Lives Matter movement. They explore the role of artists in, not only the coronavirus pandemic but the future of our world. Damon also shares her take on the infiniteness of creativity available to all and finding your passion to drive your action. She concludes this conversation with her advice to younger generations: “…even if what you do is sit on your stoop on your street and have a conversation about what you love about being alive because the gut of life is being destroyed.”
About Betsy Damon
Artist and activist, Betsy Damon founded No Limits for Women Artists during her engagement with the women’s movement in the 1970s. In 1991, she founded Keepers of the Waters to continue her work towards creating community-based models of water stewardship. In China, she created the nation’s first public art event and its world-renowned Living Water Garden. Today in the U.S., she works alongside community members and grassroots groups to engage one another in making change.