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Heroes of Color HQ

 
Ages 5—11
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Jan 17—Feb 13, 2022
 
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Co-curated by the BAMkids Parents Advisory Circle

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy and learn more about all kinds of heroes of color throughout history, including artists, scientists, activists, and more. Through virtual workshops, videos, and activities, kids are invited to learn more about underrepresented figures and create their own heroes and zines at home!


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Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation.

Jerome L. Greene Foundation

 

Leadership support for off-site programs provided by:

Howard Gilman

 

Leadership support for virtual programming at BAM provided by the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation

 

Leadership support for BAM Education programs provided by: The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation; The SHS Foundation; The Thompson Family Foundation

Major Sponsor of BAM Education Programs:

Santander

 

Major support for BAM Education programs provided by: Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation; Constans Culver Foundation; The FAR Fund; Tiger Baron Foundation; The Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation

 
 
ACTIVITIES
 
Storytime with Little Heroes of Color  
 

A seven-part series of animated shorts that tell the stories of important figures from David Heredia’s children’s book Little Heroes of Color.

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Creating My Hero of Color Workshop & Coloring Pages 
 

Learn how to create your own hero from award-winning animator and author of Little Heroes of Color, David Heredia. Use the creative materials you have at home and print out the coloring pages below.

CREATE AND COLOR
 
Black Heroes at BAM 
 

Learn more about the many incredible Black artists and speakers who have come to BAM over its 150+ year history and get inspired by the images from this special collection, put together by the BAM Hamm Archive as part of this year’s Celebration of Dr. King.

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How to Make a Zine 
 

Want to learn how to create a zine out of a single piece of paper? Watch this short video from The Oregonian newspaper, created by reporter Dillon Pilorget.

MAKE A ZINE
BIOS
 
David Heredia 
 

David Heredia (he/him) is an animator, speaker, and author of Little Heroes of Color (Scholastic, 2019). His company Heroes of Color has been featured by the New York Times, NPR, Telemundo, and PBS. He runs live and virtual workshops celebrating trailblazers of color and has delivered corporate diversity workshops for The Walt Disney Company, as well as art and business workshops at universities and film festivals.

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