Give Black KC | County Museum Tones Down For Kids
A new collaborative is focusing on the importance of supporting Black organizations in Kansas City and the Johnson County Museum is making itself accommodating to children with sensory processing differences.
Segment 1, beginning at 1:00: Give Black KC kicks off a weeklong fundraiser to benefit Black interests in Kansas City.
In the days leading up to Juneteenth, the local collaborative aims to raise $80,000 to support eight Black organizations currently working to address chronic issues of the Black community including incarceration, housing, generational wealth and access to healthy food. Brandon Calloway says,
"All of those basic needs are still at the top of the list."
- Brandon Calloway, co-founder and CEO of Generating Income for Tomorrow (G.I.F.T)
- Ajia Morris, co-founder and CEO of Greenline Initiative
Segment 2, beginning at 23:20: There's a new "sensory friendly" program at the Johnson County Museum.
To better serve members of the community, the Johnson County Museum is turning itself into a low-sensory environment on the first Monday of every month. The new limited capacity sessions are designed to better accommodate children with sensory processing differences and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
- Leah Palmer, curator of education at the Johnson County Museum
- Janette Foster, program supervisor at Britain Development
The Johnson County Museum is sensory friendly on the first Monday of the month (unless closed for a holiday), from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. More information is online.
Give Black KC runs through Saturday, June 19. For more information on the coalition and how to donate go to https://www.giveblackkc.org/.