On August 6, 2015,  Meridel was invited to join a panel of artists, Harmony Hammond and Rose B. Simpson, to discuss with moderator Kymberly Pinder and keynote speaker Susan Fisher Sterling, Director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts on the topic of How Women Artists Shape the Arts and Contribute to Social Change.

This special lecture and moderated discussion explored the evolution of women artists over recent decades and their contributions to social change.

Presented by the Women’s International Study Center with the support of the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

For more details on the event and to see the videos please visit:

Event and Speakers Introduction: 04:26–5:55

Meridel talk: 1:24:06–1:33:07

Meridel Q&A: 1:40:12–1:42.34