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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Field Trip :: Japanese American National Museum

we took advantage of an appointment downtown to meet up with some friends and visit the Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum

Hello Kitty!

Hello Kitty!

Hello Kitty!

Hello Kitty!

Hello Kitty!

we also took in the permanent collection, with its images, model of Manzanar and an actual Heart Mountain concentration camp barrack. with the recent news events i found it especially moving. and another jumping off point for talking to the kids about racism and privilege.

thoughts i hope we will carry forward as we think about all that we are thankful for.

2 comments:

BunkleLife said...

Thought you might find this interesting -
http://dooce.com/2014/11/25/required-reading-racism/

xo

Tracy Bartley said...

Good stuff. Thanks J xo (Just read The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. So much history here that, as a Canadian, I know nothing about.)