Events Calendar

Wednesday, April 14 2021

April 14, 2021 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Lynden-ClaudiaOrjuela-HOMEStorytime

FREE
This is a virtual event.

Join us for a virtual, bilingual HOME Story Time from the comfort of your home. HOME Story Time features children’s books written or illustrated by authors, illustrators, and artists who have faced forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, or immigrants. Designed for children aged 4-8, we believe that reading picture books is a way to share and discuss big ideas with young children. We end each session with an art activity from Lynden art educator Claudia Orjuela. Follow-up activities will be available for download.

Scheduled to screen every third Wednesday of the month, HOME Story Time is a collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library, the Islamic Resource Center, Hanan Refugee Relief Group, Alliance Française de Milwaukee, and Milwaukee African Women's Association. Videos will remain on view once they are posted.

Schedule, Recordings, and Activities

September 9: Soñadores/Dreamers by Yuyi Morales, read in Spanish and English by Claudia Orjuela
Recording: https://vimeo.com/455907180
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Test Your Vocabulary, or Learn a New Word! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Fold & Illustrate Your Own Book [Click here to view or download]

October 14: Stepping Stones: A refugee family's journey, written by Margriet Ruurs with artwork by Nizar Ali Badr, read in Arabic and English, with Hanan Refugee Relief Group and in partnership with Islamic Resource Center
Recording: https://vimeo.com/467098798
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Pack for Your Trip [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Drawing with found materials: Turning Pebbles into Pictures [Click here to view or download]

November 11: The Border: My Journey with Papa, written by Deborah Mills and Alfredo Alva, and illustrated by Claudia Navarro, read in Spanish and English, in partnership with the Milwaukee Public Library.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/476691344
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Test Your Vocabulary, or Learn a New Word! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Breaking Boundaries: Create A Window Mural [Click here to view or download]

December 9: Le Seigneur de la danse/The Lord of the Dance, written and illustrated by Véronique Tadjo, read in French and English, in partnership with the Program in French, Dept. of French, Italian and Comparative Literature, UWM and the Alliance Française de Milwaukee.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/488633984
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Parent-Child Art Activity: Celebrate identity and culture: Create a paper bag mask [Click here to view or download]

January 13: Rene tiene dos apellidos/Rene Has Two Last Names, written by René Colato Laínez, and illustrated by Fabiola Graullera Ramirez, read in Spanish and English, in partnership with the Milwaukee Public Library.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/498481345
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Fill in the Blanks & Draw! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Investigate trees through sensory observation [Click here to view or download]

February 10: Going Home, Coming Home/Về Nhà, Thăm Quê Hương, written by Truong Tran, and illustrated by Ann Phong, read in Vietnamese and English.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/509033334
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Parent-Child Art Activity: Creative Play in the Snow [Click here to view or download]

March 10: Tomorrow/Ghadan, written and illustrated by Nadine Kaadan, read in Arabic and English.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/520153759
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Parent-Child Art Activity: Paper Airplanes for a Better Tomorrow [Click here to view or download]

April 14: Four Feet, Two Sandals, written by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed, and illustrated by Doug Chayka, read in English; and Biaka sauvée!, written by Adrienne Yabouza, illustrated by Zaü, read in French.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/536512672
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Fill in the Blanks & Draw! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Investigate trees through sensory observation [Click here to view or download]

May 12: Mama the Alien/Mama Extraterreste, written by René Colato Laínez and illustrated by Laura Lacamara, read in Spanish and English.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/547665430
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Parent-Child Art Activity: Explore Your Alien Self - A Drawing Activity [Click here to view or download]

September 15: Calling the Doves, written by Juan Felipe Herrera, and illustrated by Elly Simmons, read in Spanish and English.
Recording and activities coming soon.

October 20: Waiting for Mama, written by Lee Tae-Jun, and illustrated by Kim Dong-Seong, read in Korean and English.
Recording and activities coming soon.

November 17: The Upside Down Boy, written by Juan Felipe Herrera, and illustrated by Elizabeth Gómez, read in Spanish and English.
Recording and activities coming soon.

April 14, 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Conversations with Ourselves

FREE
This is a virtual event.
Watch live on our Facebook page.

Wednesday, April 14, 7:00pm – 7:30pm: Sumeya Osman (USA) in conversation with Joyeux Mugisho (Uganda)
Wednesday, May 12, 7:00pm – 7:30pm: Paul Vang (Milwaukee, WI) in conversation with May June Paw (Milwaukee, WI)
Wednesday, June 9, 7:00pm – 7:30pm: Kim Khaira (Milwaukee, WI, USA) in conversation with Komeil Zarin (Malaysia)
Wednesday, July 14, 7:00pm-7:30pm: Komeil Zarin (Malaysia) in conversation with Amal Haj Sleman (Malaysia)

As we approach World Refugee Day 2021, Lynden’s community engagement specialist Kim Khaira will screen interviews from our HOME: Conversations with Ourselves series on one Wednesday evening each month on our Facebook page. HOME: Conversations with Ourselves is an interview project of the HOME steering committee at Lynden. The interviews were designed to give voice to refugees and began as part of the virtual work on the HOME platform in 2020. Interviewers are refugees who have resettled to the United States, and their interviewees include both friends and family who are based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as those who remain overseas. These interviews are reflections of relationships and conversations that we continue to have long after resettlement; they explore issues that our refugee friends and family members continue to face as they remain in their country of origin or interim country.


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