City Love Kids
Bring City Love to your School for a transformative Assembly
“In City Love, two gentle, humble teachers and musicians bring us powerful lyrics with mobilizing rhythms—inviting us into a conversation about race in America. They sing about racial justice in a way that is critical, inspiring and concurrent with the ideas about race and America found in both activist and academic spaces today. A performance from City Love would be a great way to begin—or sustain—dialogue about race in school. Their music makes you want to dance—sing—cry—speak out—and unite.” - Ali Michael, PhD, Director of Consulting and Professional Development at the University of Pennsylvania Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education
"Run, don't walk to bring City Love to your school! Their melodious presentation will inspire and entertain audiences of all ages. They truly are masterful in bringing a compelling message of hope, love and social justice! Wheeler students want them back!" -Princess Sirleaf Bomba, Director of Unity and Diversity at The Wheeler School
"NEVER TOO YOUNG FOR JUSTICE": AN ENGAGING, DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PERFORMANCE FOR PREK-3RD GRADE
With this highly participatory performance we use a collection of our children's songs to engage our youngest learners to celebrate the ways in which we are all both similar and different. We name the fact that some of the differences between us carry very different weights, and people in our world and our country have not always been - and still are not always - treated fairly based on differences like the color of our skin, our gender, religion, who we love, and more. Students share out what it looks like to be an upstander, and we discuss how even if many grownups and kids in our country are still learning how to be kind, safe and fair to all people, we can set an example for the world in our classrooms.
Our performance helps to initiate or sustain developmentally appropriate conversations and shared dialogue in early childhood classrooms that will help our students make sense of the world they see around them and feel empowered to be the change the world needs. We will leave your school with recordings of our music so that you can continue to use our songs to build dialogue and harmonize all the voices in the room around values of diversity, equity and justice in your classroom. (20-45 minutes, Maximum of 500 participants)