Media Room Strategic Initiative Inclusion & Cultural Competence

Nothing ‘Dhol’ About Diwali Festival

The Mercury News
October 5, 2016

The Diwali Festival is part of the museum's ongoing Cultural Celebration series and Inclusion and Cultural Competence strategic commitment. These unifying events offer families and children opportunities to learn cultural traditions and customs of friends, family and neighbors in one of the most diverse regions in the country. Read More

Creativity through the Arts, Inclusion & Cultural Competence, Partnerships & Resource Development

Annual Weekend Celebrates Rainbow of Diversity and Inclusion

The Mercury News
August 27, 2017

Kids and parents braided friendship bracelets, learned what the colors of the rainbow flag represent, and participated in a lively crochet jam, led by social justice artist Ramekon O' Arwisters at this year's annual Proud of My Family event. As part of the museum's Inclusion and Cultural Competence initiative, the program is designed to build awareness and understanding among people of diverse ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientations and family configurations. Read More

Creativity through the Arts, Inclusion & Cultural Competence, Partnerships & Resource Development

Proud of My Family Celebrates Inclusion and Diversity

Bay Area Reporter
August 15, 2017

Families come in all configurations. We celebrate this every day at Children's Discovery Museum and especially during our annual Proud of My Family weekend. This event is an outgrowth of our strategic commitment, Cultural Competence and Inclusion, and the work we do with our LGBTQ advisory committee to support all families in the community. Read More

Inclusion & Cultural Competence, Partnerships & Resource Development

Common Ground Program Gives Voice to Immigrants

China Daily USA
August 1, 2017

Immigrants from China, Mexico, India, the Philippines, and Vietnam shared their experiences and cultural heritage during one of three dinners as part of the museum's innovative Common Ground gatherings. The year-long, grant-funded program designed to connect people from different backgrounds and encourage sharing and understanding amongst diverse immigrant communities will culminate in an art project to be displayed throughout the South Bay. Read More

General Museum, Inclusion & Cultural Competence, Partnerships & Resource Development

Sesame Street Legend Sonia Manzano Wowed Legacy Crowd

The Mercury News
May 23, 2017

More than $1.3 million was raised for the museum's educational hands-on exhibits and programs at the annual Legacy for Children Award gala. Sonia Manzano, the evening's honoree better known as Maria for 44 years on Sesame Street, wowed the crowd of more than 750 museum supporters, and local rock band Smash Mouth got revelers dancing to a string of hits. Read More

Creativity through the Arts, Inclusion & Cultural Competence

Children of the Dragon Festival 2017

March 15, 2017

As part of the museum's Cultural Celebration series, visitors will experience Vietnamese culture with lively music, colorful dances including the famous Lion Dance, and culturally rich hands-on art activities. This series supports the Inclusion and Cultural Competence strategic commitment. Read More

Creativity through the Arts, Inclusion & Cultural Competence

Prestigious Grant Engages Immigrant Families and Children

October 25, 2016

The voices of immigrant families and children continue to inform museum work, thanks to a prestigious grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services for the Common Ground program. This furthers the museum's strategic commitment to Inclusion and Cultural Competency. Read More

Creativity through the Arts, Inclusion & Cultural Competence, Learning Research

Civil Rights Icon Receives Legacy Award

ABC News
May 20, 2016

Civil Rights icon Ruby Bridges better known by school children as their anti-bullying hero received the Legacy for Children Award 2016. Bridges was one of the first black children to integrate an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960. Her book, "Through My Eyes" is widely read in schools across the country for its anti-bullying message that resonates with youth. Read More

Inclusion & Cultural Competence

Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges to Receive Legacy Award

The Mercury News
May 18, 2016

Ruby Bridges broke barriers as one of the first African-American children to integrate an all-white school in 1960. For schoolchildren across the country, she's a brave, anti-bullying hero. For this reason, she was selected as the 2016 Legacy for Children Award honoree for her continued work toward social and racial justice. Read More

Inclusion & Cultural Competence