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Brooklyn Library Presents 'Genderful!', A Creative Space For Kids To Explore Gender

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This Saturday October 14th at noon, Brooklyn Public Library and If You Want It are hosting Genderful!, an event that creates a space for kids ages 6-12 and their caregivers to learn about gender through a variety of activities and performances.

Genderful! will feature:

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  • Kid-friendly set by Laura Jane Grace, a transgender musician best known as the founder, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of punk rock band Against Me!
  • Workshop with performance artist ray ferreira & the Octavia Project, which empowers girls and non-gender conforming youth through science fiction
  • Mad-Lib style storytelling with Harvey Katz, a spoken word poet and youth mentor
  • Curated kids reading corner
  • Hands-on collaborative zine making
  • Resource fair with Anti-Violence Project, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, Hetrick-Martin Institute, & Sylvia Rivera Law Project
  • Photobooth
  • If You Want It kids’ merch

It's never to early to encourage kids to be themselves, and this space will be a welcoming, fun and safe place to explore complicated and nuanced ideas about what gender means (or doesn't) in 2017. Through inspiring role models and hands-on learning, kids and their caregivers can work towards self-acceptance and acceptance of others, something we all could do with in our lives right now.

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More information can be found here.

Image credit: Mary Shyne

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