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Freedom Of The Press Day
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World Freedom of the Press Day
When is it?
- May 3rd
Change-making Through Art
- How social photography impacted child labor laws (6:36 video, best for kids 8+)
- Choose an art-based activity to learn about power hierarchies from Revolutionary Humans
- In a medium of your kid’s choice (painting, photography, poetry, etc.), have kids document an incident or pattern of behaviors that feels unfair to them.
- What types of art do you enjoy? Which would you like to experiment with?
- How can you use it to amplify the voices of those who are currently silenced and ignored?
- Ask your kiddo who they might want to share this work with. Are any of these people in a position of power to rectify this unfairness and help them seek justice?
More resources to dig deeper
- Kids stories of Changemaking Through Art
Read Miss Mary Reporting.
- What is reporting bias?
- How did Mary’s life experience affect what she chose to report, and how she reported it?
- Would you feel better informed about an event after reading: Four reports by people who have the same beliefs and background, or four reports by people with a diverse set of beliefs and backgrounds?
- Why? What information might you miss out on in each situation?