To our community of visitors, members, friends, supporters, teachers and all those committed to the health and well-being of children:
Long Island Children’s Museum was founded on the principle of respect for all. We serve as a gathering place where families can meet to learn from and about each other.
Our community is in pain. We stand in support of all people of color. We hear and respect their pleas for systemic change that have gone unanswered for too long. We are heartbroken by the black lives senselessly taken. We must all do better so that we can honestly answer the important questions that children are asking.
Long Island Children’s Museum is committed to unifying, strengthening and supporting our community. For more than 25 years, we have provided programming, performances and exhibits to expand visitors’ understanding and appreciation of the world we share. We strive to be a trusted and safe place for families. We invite you and your family to learn with us and join in conversations about racism that must be had for the sake of our children, our families and our country.
We are grateful to all who are willing to join us to do the hard work necessary to make “respect and access for all” a reality.
Suzanne LeBlanc Roni Kohen-Lemle
President Chair, Board of Trustees
- AdvoKids – LICM monthly series focusing on children learning what it means to be an advocate for themselves … and others.
- 20 Picture Books for 2020: Readings to Embrace Race, Provide Solace & Do Good–This curated reading list from embracerace.org provides opportunities to begin talking to your children about race and racism.
- Talking About Race – developed by the National Museum of African American History & Culture, resources are aimed at parents, educators and advocates committed to equity.
- Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism – CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families."
- Talking Race with Young Children – A 20 minute podcast from NPR in a series about difficult parenting conversations