February is Diversity Discovery Month at the Building for Kids! We’re celebrating the various cultures that make our community unique through a take-home family activity kit, small group programs, and Facebook live programs throughout the month in partnership with local diversity groups.
“Diversity Discovery Month is an important collaboration where our community can showcase and celebrate the diversity that makes our community strong,” said Oliver Zornow, executive director of the BFK. “Children and their families of diverse abilities, ethnicities, nationalities, beliefs, and family structures can see themselves in the programming while learning about and exploring others’ ways of life.”
With the Diversity Discovery Family Activity Kit, families can learn about and explore diversity through four projects provided by WisconSibs, UW-Green Bay’s Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and Appleton Public Library’s Hispanic Family Outreach Specialist. Projects include creating a Hmong necklace, making a thumbprint tree, and more. To register for a Diversity Discovery Kit, click here!
The BFK is also providing two in-person programs to celebrate Diversity Discovery Month. These socially-distant programs include Fingerprint Art + Science, where families can learn about the science of fingerprints and use their own prints to create are, and The Shape of You and Me, where families will explore silhouettes and what makes us all unique. To register for a Diversity Discovery small group program, click here!
Additionally, the BFKCM will be partnering with organizations such as IndUS, the United Hmong American Association, and more to explore different cultures through virtual programming. Watch our Facebook page for more information on these live programs.
Diversity Discovery Month is sponsored by the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.