Museum Day Live
Inspiring Women and Girls of Color
America Participates Festival
Saturday, March 12, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wallace H. Coulter Performance Plaza
Join us for a festival celebrating the stories of young women and girls of color. Engage with music DJs and Hip Hop artists, conversations with successful business women, food demonstration, poetry and #Letters4aCause workshops (drop-in registration), special objects on display, self-guided and curator-led exhibition tours, Object Project games, interactive cart activities led by teens, and dynamic inventor activities in Spark!Lab. Bring your friends and join the conversation "What inspires you?"
All events are in the Coulter Performance Plaza, first floor Innovation Wing unless otherwise noted.
10:30 a.m. - DJ demonstration by DJs Maracuyeah
11:00 to 11:45 a.m. - Guided tour for families with children of the exhibition Through the African American Lens: Selections from the Permanent Collections of the National Museum of African American History and Culture | meet at exhibition entrance, Second Floor East Wing
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Poetry writing workshop with Sofia Snow of Urban Word, and #Letters4aCause writing workshop with curator Fath Davis Ruffins | SC Johnson Conference Center
11:30 a.m. - Tours of American Enterprise and Places of Invention | meet at exhibition entrances
12 noon - DJ demonstration by DJs Maracuyeah
12:30 p.m. - Conversation on Women and Hip Hop with artists Toni Blackman, Martha Diaz, and curator Dwandalyn Reece and specialist Timothy Ann Burnside of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
1:30 p.m. - DJ demonstration by DJs Maracuyeah 1:30 p.m. - Tours of American Enterprise and Places of Invention | meet at exhibition entrances
2:00 p.m. - Cooking Up History: African American Culinary History with Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams, followed by a book signing
2:00 p.m. - Conversation on Latin@Diaspora Music with DJs Maracuyeah | Places of Invention exhibition
3:00 p.m. - Tours of American Enterprise and Places of Invention | meet at exhibition entrances
3:30 p.m. - Hip Hop demonstrations with Rokafella, Sofia Snow, Raquel ‘Ra’ Brown, and Rhyme Like a Girl Collective
4:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion: Ain’t I a Woman: Interpreting the Intersections of Race and Identity for Women |Reception to follow | Warner Bros. Theater
Hands on activities in Spark Lab!
Interactive Carts led by teens of the museum’s Youth Civic Engagement Program
Talk-Back Board | Join the conversation “What inspires you?”
Events in your area
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Financial support for this festival is provided by the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Fund and the National Museum of American History’s Diversity Advisory Council.