The Building for Kids (BFK) will be celebrating what makes our community unique at Diversity Discovery Free Day on Sunday, February 11 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. In partnership with Celebrate Diversity and University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, with the support of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, this free admission day will feature all the fun of the BFK plus local non-profit and community groups with hands-on activities for families to learn, discover and celebrate diversity.
Activities include making a xauv (a traditional Hmong necklace) with the Southeast Asian Students Union from UWGB, creating paper bag piñatas with Casa Hispana, computer programming with WIT4Girls and more. Plus, play Plinko with the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and get information about their anti-bullying website, Act Now!
Along with the family-friendly, interactive activities, there will be different programs including the Oneida Nation Dancers, a play by Gain Peace and the Lawrence University Gamelan.
“Diversity Discovery Free Day encourages visitors to come and learn about all the different cultures, traditions and people that make up our neighborhoods,” said Jarrad Bittner, Executive Director at the BFKCM. “It’s a way to celebrate what makes us all unique, but also what makes us all similar and creates a community.”
Diversity Discovery Free Day is supported by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region and the Mielke Family Foundation.
The BFK has been empowering children, engaging parents and energizing the community since 1992. For more information about the BFK, including its programs and events, visit www.buildingforkids.org.