Monday, February 6, 2023

Kids Create for Change, Making a Difference in Red Bank



WHEN: Saturdays, February 11, 18, 25, 10:30am-1:00 pm
Methodist Church of Red Bank, 247 Broad St., Red Bank

For the next three Saturdays, a diverse group of 22 children ages 8 to 11 from ten different area schools will meet for a program entitled Kids Create for Change

This arts expression program aims to guide children to find their voices through artist expression and helps them to connect with each other cross cultures to make a difference in their communities. 

This program will be presented in partnership with the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center whose mission is preserve and further the civil rights and social justice legacy of T. Thomas Fortune through community outreach, education, the arts and public programming.

Assisting in the program will be a number of high school students from the church as well as Ranney School. The sessions will include picture book readings, guest artists, discussion and creative activities. 

Guests will include the author/illustrator Barbara Willcox DiLorenzo (Quincy, the Chameleon who Couldn’t Blend In); Sira Williams (Red Bank Children’s Librarian); Culture Connection Theatre playback theatre company, and author Diana Lee Santamaria.

Each participant will receive a keepsake book of the group’s artwork and stories at a celebration event on March 24th which will feature a slide show and Carmen Rubin reading her book, Ashti Meets Birdman Al. This event will be open to all.