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Kidspace Children’s Museum

Celebrates Black History Month
 

PASADENA, CA  Kidspace Children’s Museum is a proud sponsor of the 42nd Annual City of Pasadena Black History Month Parade and Festival, celebrating the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson on Saturday, February 17 at Robinson Park. The museum will host a family art program at the festival designed to illustrate Robinson’s legacy of activism and action for civil rights.

 

Following the festival, the Jackie Robinson celebration continues at Kidspace with community art and music programs on Sunday, February 18, and Monday, February 19 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

“Our program is centered on a famous quote from Jackie Robinson: ‘Life is not a spectator sport.’ His work for civil rights changed the world, but his work is not finished,” said Lisa Clements, Kidspace CEO. “We invite families to celebrate his legacy through art and music, and to come together in his memory to advocate for a better, kinder world.”

 

In collaboration with Transformative Arts, Kidspace will host artist April Banks to create a large-scale community art piece representing our commitment to continue Robinson’s activism for freedom and civil rights. Glenn Ligon, a renowned artist, critically examines race in America through his artwork. His piece "Hands" references the Million Man March in 1995 and calls for action and accountability. Inspired by Robinson's legacy and Ligon's artwork, the community art piece will invite participants to place their handprints in the voided space of Ligon's work as a symbol of their shared commitment to freedom and civil rights.

 

Musician and ethnomusicologist Ray Briggs, Ph.D. will share the songs from Robinson’s time and the cultural significance of the “Black National Anthem.” Musical programs will be shared in the Stonehollow Amphitheater on Sunday, February 18, and Monday, February 19 at 11:15 am and 1:15 pm.

 

The Black History Month Celebration is included with admission. For more information and to reserve tickets visit kidspacemuseum.org. For the latest announcements and updates, follow Kidspace Children’s Museum on Instagram and Facebook. 

 

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Kidspace Children’s Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational and cultural institution committed to serving the needs and interests of children and families. Kidspace hosts more than 350,000 guests each year on a beautiful, 3.5-acre outdoor campus with more than 40 hands-on exhibits, a live animal collection, and a variety of creative play spaces and water features. Kidspace offers a wide array of free and discounted programs, field trips, and digital resources for schools to maximize access for children and educators. 

 

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