POSTPONED - Social Justice Through Children's Stories

  • Wed, Oct 26, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Eastern Standard Time

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Inspired by Jerry Pinkney's masterful visual storytelling, this virtual panel discussion brings together visual artists, writers, and activists to discuss how they use children's stories through wide-ranging media to address issues of social justice. The discussion will explore topics such as messaging through children's stories, the power of tales passed on through generations, portrayal of historical figures, and more. 


Featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney, Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of picture books, novels, historical fiction, and nonfiction; Jesse Byrd, Los Angeles-based storyteller and children's book creator; Debbie Reese, Ph.D, Nambé Pueblo scholar and educator, and founder of American Indians in Children's Literature; and moderated by Lorena Liñero Lopez, Public Programs Associate at the Katonah Museum of Art.


The hour-long panel will be followed by a half hour Q&A session.

This event is free and pre-registration is required. This panel will be held over a Zoom Webinar and the link will be sent the day prior to event.

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Image credit: Jerry Pinkney, Cover from Goin' Someplace Special, 2001, Watercolor and graphite on color paper, 15 x 21 inches, Collection of the artist. Photograph by Peter Jacobs

Date & Time

Wed, Oct 26, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Katonah Museum of Art

The Katonah Museum of Art is a non-collecting institution geared towards visual arts, located in Katonah, New York. The Museum presents changing exhibitions that cross a spectrum of artistic disciplines, cultures, and historical periods. Housed in an elegant building designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Katonah Museum of Art originates three to four major exhibitions annually.

With each exhibition, artists, curators, and other specialists present art through programs, lectures, and workshops designed for visitors of all ages. The Pollack Family Learning Center uses a visual and interactive environment that encourages children and their parents to participate in hands-on projects. The Katonah Museum also offers outdoor concerts, evening cocktail parties, international travels, and trips to other museums and private collections. An outdoor Sculpture Garden, shaded by towering pines, displays contemporary works.

From the beginning, the KMA was committed to presenting exceptional art from all cultures and time periods. The founders’ decision to be a non-collecting institution resulted in a dynamic and flexible exhibition program, which remains one of the most distinctive features of the Museum. The KMA offers lectures, films, workshops, concerts and other events for a general audience; and presents innovative and substantive programs for nearly 100 member schools and community organizations. The Museum's outreach programs for the local Latino immigrant population are at the forefront of community-based education programs.

Its exhibitions, events, and educational programs invite everyone to experience and reflect on the impact and transformative power of the visual arts.


The Katonah Museum of Art is proud to be a grantee of ArtsWestchester with funding made possible by Westchester County government with the support of County Executive George Latimer.

The Katonah Museum of Art’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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