Family Program
Biddy Mason Speaks Up with Arisa White
In-Person at MoAD
Apr 29, 2023
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission
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Join us for a family storytelling and art activity at MoAD with author and poet Arisa White. She will tell the story of Biddy Mason, an African American philanthropist, healer, and midwife who was born into slavery and successfully fought for her freedom here in California, with a reading and discussion of White's book, Biddy Mason Speaks Up. White will lead the audience in an art and poetry reflection activity guided by the question: What does it mean for you and the people you love to be free?

This is an in-person prorgram at MoAD. Masks are required at all Public Programs and throughout the museum.

Image by Caitlin Penna

Arisa White is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Colby College, the author of the collections Who’s Your Daddy, You're the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened, A Penny Saved, and Hurrah’s Nest. She is the co-editor of the anthology Home Is Where You Queer Your Heart and co-author of Biddy Mason Speaks Up, the second book in the Fighting for Justice Series for young readers. Her poetry is widely published and her collections have been nominated for an NAACP Image Award, Lambda Literary Award, and have won the Per Diem Poetry Prize, Maine Literary Award, Nautilus Book Award, Independent Publisher Book Award, and Golden Crown Literary Award.

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