Mesa Arts Center is hosting a live virtual speaker series with stunning imagery and stories from National Geographic’s world-renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers, conservationists and adventurers from the comfort of home.
Tickets to the 2021 National Geographic Live Virtual Speaker Series are on sale at mesaartscenter.com or by calling 480-644-6500.
“We’re excited to be part of such an inspiring speaker series,” Randall Vogel, assistant director of Mesa Arts Center, said in a release. “National Geographic Live continues to make the world around us more accessible with leading explorers and storytellers sharing their experiences of resilience, bravery and ingenuity.”
National Geographic Live is the live events division of National Geographic. Its roster of talent share their behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage to audiences throughout the United States and abroad. For more information on National Geographic Live and other National Geographic events, go to nationalgeographic.com/events.
The last event is:
“Women and Migration,” with Danielle Villasana, photojournalist; Miora Rajaonary, documentary photographer; Saiyna Bashir, photojournalist; and Jennifer Samuel, the moderator, photo editor, at 8 p.m. April 14. The virtual performance costs $20.
Never before has the world been more tightly woven and the movement of people greater between and within continents and countries.
Although COVID-19 has slowed migration, in 2019 more than 270 million people — nearly half of them women — were living in countries other than the one where they were born. Drawn by the promise of a better future, women increasingly have traveled to wealthier countries, taking jobs in child- and eldercare and domestic work, as well as manufacturing and agriculture — a shift described as “the feminization of migration.” For women who are forced to leave home because of famine or violence, migration is a gamble for their very survival.
The Arizona National Geographic Live Series is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.
Mesa Arts Center is 1 E. Main St. in downtown Mesa. Go to mesaartscenter.com.