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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

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

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

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

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

Student Nominates Ruby Bridges for Legacy Award

Silicon Valley Community Newspapers
May 17, 2016

Eighth-grader Kiana Martin nominated civil rights icon Ruby Bridges for this year's Legacy Award for Children. She'll also have the honor of interviewing Bridges onstage at the fundraising gala on May 20, 2016. Read More

Inclusion & Cultural Competence

Civil Rights Icon Honored as Anti-bullying Hero

KBLX Cares
May 1, 2016

Ruby Bridges walked into history as the first African-American child to attend an all-white school in News Orleans in 1960. She's continued to make history fighting against bullying and teaching cultural understanding, respect, and tolerance to youth across the country. This week she'll accept the Legacy for Children Award 2016. Read More

Inclusion & Cultural Competence