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Your City Series: Community Connections
April 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Your City Series: Community Connections: Black and Latinx Voices, Then and Now
Join the The Kindred Project and Lowell National Historical Park for an afternoon of storytelling and community building! Get the opportunity to hear the stories of Lowell’s past from members of the Black and Latinx community in Lowell. Contribute to a collaborative story board and practice telling your own stories.
Storytellers will begin their stories at 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15. Families can listen to the stories from people of color in the Lowell community, ask questions and learn more about their experiences, and even create their own stories on Story Scrolls to take home!
All are welcome!
This event is a drop-by any time program for families and people of all ages!
About the Kindred Project
The Kindred Project
Unite. Uplift. Empower.
Black and Latinx Communities of Lowell
In March 2016 the Violence Prevention Coalition held an event, Courageous Conversations: Why Talking About Race Is Important. The event was well received and made us, Maritza and Masada, think on a larger scale about what we wanted to do, who wanted to be, and what was needed for our City. We thought about the many spaces we have to co-exist in, how many of those diverse spaces do not represent the Black and Latino communities, and we saw that there was no community resource geared to inspiring these communities. From this thought process, and connecting with other Black women in the City, The Kindred project was birthed. We aim to unite, uplift, and empower the Black and Latino communities of Lowell. The Kindred Project will also work to build a stronger connection with our Sister City, Lawrence.
About Your City Series Programs:
Come experience history and fun for the whole family at Lowell National Historical Park! Join your neighborhood park rangers and our friends in the community on Saturday afternoons every month at various locations in and around downtown Lowell for fun activities to learn all about our city!
Our popular series of family programs, Your City Saturday, will occur on the third Saturday of every month for the rest of the school year – giving you plenty of opportunities for fun in downtown! New this year: Lowell National Historical Park will work collaboratively with other organizations in and around the city to create opportunities for hands-on, mind-on learning and fun.
For information on future sessions please keep up to date by checking our website, http://www.nps.gov/Lowell, or follow us on social media, Lowell National Historical Park
Free parking available at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center parking lot. The address for the lot is 304 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA. Please bring your ticket into the Visitor Center at 246 Market Street to be validated.
Contact: Emily Anstey, 978-970-5021, Emily_Anstey@nps.gov