Free Saturdays: Race, Disability, Poverty, and Homelessness in Children's Books, Reading and Signing
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Piazzoni Murals Room
The de Young celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in October to raise awareness about employment difficulties, hardships, and highlight people with disabilities' daily contributions to society.
Join us as we learn and explore stories of people with disabilities through two children's book readings as they strive to create a culture of empathy and mindfulness. After the readings, stay for a book signing and meet with the authors; Lisa "Tiny" Gray and Leroy Moore.
Free Saturdays are about celebrating art and this city that we love through meaningful experiences. Explore the permanent collections, take a guided tour, and get inspired to create art of your own at our art-making station.
El Trabajador/The Hard-Worker
A bilingual children's book is about people with disabilities, houseless recycler, and a visionary young boy hopes to be a message for us.
Black Disabled History 101
This children’s book covers black painters, dancers, musicians, actors/actresses with disabilities from the early 1900s to today. Black Disabled Art History 101 has pictures of the artists and drawings from Asian Robles and original poem-stories of black disabled artists and a poem that started the concept of the book.
About the Authors
Lisa "Tiny" Gray Garcia is a formerly unhoused, incarcerated poverty scholar, revolutionary journalist, lecturer, poet, visionary, teacher and single mama, and co–founder of POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE/.
Leroy F. Moore Jr., is the founder of the Krip-Hop Nation. Since the 1990s, Moore Jr. has written the column "Illin-N-Chillin" for POOR Magazine. Moore is one of the founding member of National Black Disability and activist around police brutality against people with disabilities.
Free. No additional ticket required.
Starting October 19, Free Saturdays includes free general admission to all residents of the nine Bay Area counties.
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Free Saturdays admission is generously underwritten by Diane B. Wilsey and programming is supported by Kaiser Permanente.