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Detail of Rachel Breen's Shroud, 2018. (c) Rachel Breen

Virtual Talk: Rachel Breen

As part of the exhibition “The Labor We Wear,” artist Rachel Breen will talk about the cycle of garment production in Bangladesh and the consumption of fast fashion—from dangerous factory conditions to problems caused by textile waste.

Breen will be in conversation with activist and photographer, Taslima Akhter. Taslima turned to documentary photography as an extension of her years of activism with workers’ and women’s rights organizations. She is currently a coordinator of ‘Bangladesh Garment Workers Solidarity.’ She has completed MSS and M. Phil in public administration from the University of Dhaka and graduated with a degree in photography from Pathshala.

To learn more about Taslima’s work or what you can do about fast fashion, click here to download a PDF with resources.

This is a virtual event that will take place via Zoom.

Breen holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota and an undergraduate degree from Evergreen State College. She has been a community organizer for social justice organizations throughout the country and is a co-founder of Jewish Community Action in Minnesota. Breen is the recipient of four Minnesota State Arts Board grants, the Walker Art Center’s Open Field fellowship, and the 2019–2020 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship.

Ticketing Information

To attend this program: RSVP by calling (612) 870-6323 or, click here to reserve online to receive an email with the Zoom link for the program. If you have never used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the Zoom app or join from your browser. Zoom works best on the Google Chrome browser. If you are having any trouble, contact our visitor experience team at visit@artsmia.org

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Can’t attend? This program will be recorded and posted here a day or two afterwards.

Detail of Rachel Breen's Shroud, 2018. (c) Rachel Breen