Join us as we cap off our Wee Wear the Crowns vacation week workshop series with the Haiti-themed celebration Haitian Colors, Haitian Heroes/ Koulè Ayiti, Ewo Ayiti!
This fun, family-friendly event will feature an interactive story time, slide show, music, and Haitian Heroes craft activity — plus a special giveaway of the prize-winning 2018 book Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings. Rich with Haitian culture and history, Auntie Luce tells the story of Ti Chou, a Haitian-American girl who cherishes the unusual bond she has with her aunt, a painter who lives in Haiti.
ABOUT WEE WEAR THE CROWNS:
For 2019, 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 and 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