Join the Somerville Public Library and Wee the People for an interactive workshop for kids about physical movement and protest.
When we think about protest movements that have changed the world, we usually imagine people using their bodies and voices to march for justice. But some of the most powerful acts of protest have involved the opposite -- people using their bodies in silence and total stillness to make change.
This workshop will introduce kids to sit-ins, blockades, and other forms of direct action that use the body as a site of protest.
About Wee the People:
Wee The People (WTP) is a Boston-based racial and social justice education project that designs high-impact, arts-based programming for kids, anti-racism workshops for communities, and professional development training for organizations. Founded and led by Black women since 2015, Wee The People aims to:
- INSPIRE children to notice and speak out against injustice
- SUPPORT parents and educators in starting and sustaining conversations about race and equity with kids
- CENTER and affirm the experience of Black and other equity-deserving communities
Questions? Contact Kerry: email@example.com
This workshop is part of the Somerville Public Library's 2023 Somerville Reads programming. For more information about Somerville Reads, visit: https://www.somervillepubliclibrary.org/adults/somerville-reads-2023