Learn about unique, cross-departmental ways to spark student creativity and advocacy through mini workshops, networking with local education organizations, and curricular resources, all inspired by the National Liberty Museum’s newest exhibition Craftivism: Activism Through Craft.
Admission is FREE and open to teachers, administrators, school faculty, and educators of all kinds.
Food and drink will be provided.
Learn about the museum’s school program offerings, including virtual and on-site field trips for elementary through high school students and our long-standing, year-long Young Heroes Outreach Program for students in grades 4-8.
30-minute mini workshop
Do your students want to make a difference? We’ll look at age-appropriate ways of bringing students into social justice work and how they can use their creativity to advance their beliefs and make this world more just. Omkari will talk about the necessity of having kids engage in this work from an early age, both to break harmful patterns and to give them an understanding of their own agency.
On her podcast, Stepping Into Truth: Conversations on Race, Gender, and Social Justice, she interviews people doing activist work in areas from Abortion Rights to Zero Plastic Waste.
Her writing has been featured online by Elephant Journal, My Empowered World, Women For One, and Tattooed Buddha and in print by Savannah Magazine and Paprika Southern.
Connect with her at her website.
Art and Advocacy with Ellie Zdancewic | 7:00PM
30-minute learn & stitch
Join high school student artist Ellie Zdancewic for an informal embroidery lesson and take home your hoop to hone your skills and continue your craft. While you stitch, hear from Ellie about her experience with her school’s art club, The Vibe, and her work with UrbEd Advocates, a Philadelphia-based, student-run nonprofit organization advocating for equitable and quality education.
Get exclusive access to all of our exhibit galleries and explore Strength & Fragility: The Story of the NLM, Heroes from Around the World, the inspiring Flame of Liberty by Dale Chihuly, and the newest exhibition Craftivism: Activism Through Craft.
Continue your holiday shopping by supporting the NLM and local artists. In addition to the museum shop’s regular offerings of unique gifts, Philadelphia-inspired merchandise, and glass art, there will be an assortment of handmade crafts available, made by local artists exclusively for the NLM and the Craftivism exhibition.