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Wee Wear the Crowns

Wee The People has launched new workshop series to engage kids in a different kind of radical action: Celebrating Blackness. Wee Wear the Crowns! will take kids of all backgrounds on a journey of Black identity, Black excellence, Black history and Black futures, with interactive storytimes & art-making events grounded in unapologetic black JOY. The series includes:


Haitian Colors, Haitian Heroes: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution
My Hair Is a Galaxy: artist Lorna Simpson
My Name Is Nina: jazz icon Nina Simone
Look at Me, VanderZee!: photgrapher James Vander Zee
No one Owns the Sky: pilot Bessie Coleman
Wee Wear the Crowns: artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Wee Wear the Crowns: Black Faces, Green Spaces

Identity Crowns and Shields

Collage activity in which kids create crowns and/or shields that reflect, celebrate and elevate their identity, culture, community and hopes for change in the world.

Everywhere and Nowhere

Immigrant and indigenous stories of migration, home, displacement and belonging accompanied by live music and an activity. 

Wee The People: March!

A storytime, sign-making workshop and outdoor march with Jamaica Plain Honk Band. Kids design signs exploring social action and resistance.

Tutus for Batman

Gender identity workshop including theater/puppetry, drag queen storytime, and Popping Stereotypes activity.

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Banner Photo Credit: Wayne Lake

Wee Wear the Crowns

ALL AGES

Identity Crowns and Shields

In this visually rich, art-making workshop, kids create collage crowns that reflect, celebrate and elevate their identity, culture, community and hopes for change in the world.

Who Gets to Make History? The Story of Monuments and Statues

What are monuments for? Whose stories do they hold up for celebration? Whose stories do they erase or keep hidden? In this workshop, Wee explore what monuments mean and reimagine how they can celebrate values of community, equity, and justice. Hands-on making for all ages!

Wear Your Resistance: Exploring Images of Protest

From the raised fist to the peace sign to the simple word "NO," symbols of protest have played a big role in protesting injustice and ushering in change. Learn about different images of resistance then choose one to make a t-shirt of your own.

Wee Got the Jazz: A Celebration of Jazz Music

What is jazz? Where did it come from? Who are its heroes? In this unique interactive workshop, kids will swing, scat, and storytime with a live jazz band. Get ready to improvise, syncopate, and celebrate the genius and soul of Black folk who birthed America's music -- a sound of individual freedom and radical disruption.

 

(left: illustration by Frank Morrison for Little Melba and Her Big Trombone)

Wee Wear the Crowns

This new workshop series is designed to engage kids in a different kind of radical action: celebrating Blackness. Wee Wear the Crowns! takes kids of all backgrounds on a journey of Black identity and Black excellence with interactive storytimes and activities grounded in unapologetic black JOY. The series includes:

Wee Wear the Crowns: artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

My Name Is Nina: jazz icon Nina Simone
Breaking the Chains: Toussaint Louverture & the Haitian Revolution
Among the Stars: astronaut Mae Jemison

Look at Me, VanderZee!: photographer James Vander Zee
Black Faces, Green Spaces: environmentalist Tyree Guyton
Nobody Owns the Sky: pilot Bessie Coleman


 

Wee The People: March!

When faced with injustice, how do we make change in the world? By using our bodies. In this workshop, kids explore protest action and the power of bodies in action through an interactive storytime, sign-making session, and outdoor march.

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 Wee The People can tailor or customize workshops upon request.

Banner photo: Wayne Lake