This month we've added two new entries to our Resources page. Both The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience and El Centro de la Raza work to inform and serve their communities while preserving their histories in unique ways.
From the Wing Luke Museum’s mission statement: “We are about getting our communities involved in their own stories but also building bridges to other communities.”
The museum won the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Award for Museum Service in 1995 as a result of their unique work in involving the community in building exhibitions which would serve to educate and enlighten all.
In addition to Family Day and Teen programs, Wing Luke hosts Tateuchi Story Theater each month for all ages. There is so much for educators at the museum as well. You can follow the links on the resource page to explore further.
El Centro de la Raza's many events seek not only to strengthen the Latino community, but to share cultural gifts with all who seek to learn. They provide a wide variety of programs for youth, including the Luis Alfonso Velásquez After School Program, offering tutoring, mentoring, and cultural and social justice curriculum.
We’re honored to be given the opportunity to share images of the murals gracing the walls of the center, along with their historical background and symbolism here. We’ll be adding this piece to our resources soon.