Race Project KC 39.0153° N -94.6868° W

Description

Coordinated by Johnson County Library, Race Project KC is an immersive social justice initiative designed to connect high school students from across our divided city.

*All events run 9:00 am - 1:45 pm

Most of our learning experiences happen at different partner locations. Please look through our catalog of offerings to see where each experience takes place.


Lunch Notes

Lunch is provided at no cost to students or teachers for all Race Project events.

Info

8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Merriam, KS 66202

+1 913-826-4310

jcl-educators@jocolibrary.org

Sun
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tues
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thur
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Subjects
My Community, Social Justice, Film, City Planning, Arts, History, 20th Century
Activities
Field Trip
Grades
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost
Free
Accommodations

Learning Experiences

Field Trip

October - Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch

**Race Project KC events are for partner schools only. If you are interested in joining Race Project KC to attend these events, please visit our website at www.raceprojectkc.com to find out more.

Location: Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch 4801 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112

This day includes icebreakers, lunch and time for your students to interact with students from your cohort partner school. Two films, black enuf* and Delilah, created by filmmaker/artist, and Kansas City native, Carrie Hawks, will be screened. The films, both studies in identity using Hawks’ personal experiences, will lead students into a Storytelling Workshop developed and led by Kansas City Public librarian Jamie Mayo. The workshop includes writing exercises, opportunities to hone storytelling skills, story sharing and modeling of how to provide feedback.

Subjects Covered

my community, social justice, film

Grades
9, 10, 11, 12
Capacity
25 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
285 min.
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September - Black Archives of Mid-America

**Race Project KC events are for partner schools only. If you are interested in joining Race Project KC to attend these events, please visit our website at www.raceprojectkc.com to find out more.

Location: Black Archives of Mid-America: 1722 E 17th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64106

Community Health Council of Wyandotte County (CHC) along with the creators of the Redlined Comic Book series will examine how historical property value discrimination (through redlining in the 1930’s) has snowballed over time into Wyandotte neighborhoods suffering from inadequate housing, lack of access to adequate health care, and environmental health injustices. CHC will present the Health Equity Transformation report. Students will be engaged with Head, Heart, Foot exercises (what does this information make you think? how does this information make you feel? how does this information inspire you to action?) The comic book team will present the comics and work with students to tell their own three panel comic based on the report.

Subjects Covered

my community, social justice, arts

Grades
9, 10, 11, 12
Capacity
20 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
285 min.
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November - Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

**Race Project KC events are for partner schools only. If you are interested in joining Race Project KC to attend these events, please visit our website at www.raceprojectkc.com to find out more.

This event will include icebreakers, gallery discussions, lunch and art-making. Students will discover how race and power permeate art, dissect it, and offer their own response. Students will visit the featured exhibition Napoleon: Power & Splendor to examine how Napoleon crafted his own all-powerful identity through self-aggrandizing portraits and opulent household goods. Students will compare the work of contemporary artists like Kehinde Wiley, who are rewriting traditional narratives of power and privilege by inserting new stories into artwork from the past. Students will consider their own stories and values, and work with local artist Heinrich Toh to create Wiley-inspired re-mixed portraits highlighting a person or group of people left out of the traditional narrative of art history. Final portraits will be shared.

Subjects Covered

my community, social justice, arts

Grades
9, 10, 11, 12
Capacity
20 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
285 min.
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