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Clarissa Lynn Robertson at City Hall Plaza

  • Boston City Hall Plaza 1 City Hall Square Boston, MA, 02201 United States (map)

Meet Clarissa Lynn Robertson!

Join us for her slide talk, one of the ten featured presentations that make up Elisa H. Hamilton's new communal storytelling and photography project "Slideshow." The event is free but reservations are required - reserve your seat at the ticket link.

Produced in conjunction with HUBWeek, "Slideshow" is using the original slideshow format and tangible analog slides and invites HUBweek participants to share in the day-to-day work, family life, and social context of each woman. 

Clarissa Lynn Robertson (Rissa), was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and came to Boston for undergraduate and graduate studies. She is first generation North American and her parents are from the Caribbean. Rissa’s passion lies in telling stories of strength, precaution, resilience, celebration, and growth through her Afrocentric handcrafted jewelry, accessories, and apparel for her online store AndHerStory. Rissa has worked in various chemistry and microbiology laboratory settings and is currently a Validation Engineer in Cambridge, MA. Her goal is to grow her business to where she can not only sell her culturally inspired art to a wider clientele base, but also fully contribute her time and resources to causes that spread love, peace, equality, and joy. Learn more about Rissa at:

Taking place in and around a shipping container located in the HUB at City Hall Plaza, Slideshow will create a community viewing and conversation space. The eleven slide presentations, created by the women along with one by the artist, will take place at the container between October 12 and 15. When not activated with a slide talk, the shipping container will be a place for the public to touch, hold, and examine the women's slides together on a communal light table with a magnifying loupe

To learn more about the project visit

Earlier Event: October 14
Lolita B. Parker Jr. at City Hall Plaza
Later Event: October 16
Wen-ti Tsen at Tufts