The Story of the Obamanos Coat

Today January 28, 2021, 6-7pm you are invited to catch the full story behind the Obamanos Coat. Register Here for the story.

The Ecology Center in Berkeley, California, invites you to join us in reliving the hope and dreams that permeated on the night in 2008 when Barack Obama was inaugurated as the nation’s first African American president. Nancy Judd, renowned Environmental Artist, was there for this once in a lifetime moment of unity, pride and hope that captured the heart and soul of the nation and the world.

In this “Ted” type” virtual talk, Nancy will tell the fascinating story of her “Obamanos” coat, created from door hangers discarded after the 2008 Obama campaign. The piece was completed with the help of 25 volunteers, took over 400 hours to complete. 

On that historic night Nancy’s “Obamanos Coat” traveled with her from her home in Oregon to Washington D.C. and was showcased at numerous inaugural balls, including the Green Inaugural Ball hosted by Vice President Al Gore. Today the Coat resides in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

In our political times, this is an inspiring first-hand account of being in the midst of a moment of change and hope. 

There will be time for questions and discussions with Nancy after her talk.

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