This post originally appeared in the NY Times on January 17, 2019.
By Laurel Graeber
I HAVE A DREAM CELEBRATION at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum (Jan. 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.). The civil rights movement involved not only adults, but children, too. At this event, museum visitors can honor Martin Luther King’s Birthday by learning about young people’s contributions to the struggle for equality while emulating the movement’s values. They can work with Repair the World to pack bags of warm clothing for the homeless clients of Camba, a Brooklyn nonprofit; examine historical objects from the civil rights era; decorate buttons with quotations from Martin Luther King Jr.; and make drawings and posters about their own dreams for their communities. The day will culminate with a reading of Monica Clark-Robinson’s book “Let the Children March,” about the anti-segregation youth protests in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. Afterward, attendees will carry their own signs in a museumwide parade for justice and peace. (Details are on the website.)