Save the date and join us at this year’s Teen Action Fair, an event created for teens by teens to connect with over a dozen organizations that are creating opportunities for youth to make a difference locally and globally. This year’s theme is “Those Who Made Us” and we will explore intersections between family life, mental health, and racial equity. Enjoy performances by an incredible line-up of artists including Totem Star, Northside Step Team, and Red Eagle Soaring, and meet with featured partner organizations, well as other fun activities and games. Learn more.
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Programs at the Discovery Center bring people and organizations together around global and local issues, ideas and personal stories to highlight opportunities to take action.
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The Importance of Care: Parenthood, Caregiving & Community
Free to attend | All ages welcome | ASL services provided Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center In-Person | 5-7:30 pm PT Virtual via Zoom | 5:30-7 pm PT The Discovery Center hosts a thoughtful conversation on how essential care is to our daily lives. The event is connected to our current exhibition, Designing Motherhood: Things that Make and Break Our Births, and it will feature advisors to the exhibition, including Angela Garbes, author of “Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change," Dila Perera, executive director of Open Arms Perinatal Services, and Mercedes Snyder midwife and owner of Something Beautiful Midwifery. Local storyteller, Rosette Royale, will moderate the evening’s program, and following the discussion, panelists will participate in an audience Q&A. Image: Darquita with her mother Denyeta, Alexandria, VA, 1979. From "Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians." On view in the Designing Motherhood: Things that Make and Break Our Births exhibition.