Children’s Art Walk
1441 Post Rd
Darien, CT 06820
We are a group of local moms who were moved by stories of families and children in Darien who have experienced the pain of bias and racism in our town. We stand in solidarity with them, and we endeavor to do better. To help facilitate change, we have planned a peaceful children’s art walk for Saturday, July 18th (rain date Sunday, July 19th) at 10am. The walk showcasing the children’s art will begin at the Darien Library and end at Town Hall. The town administration is supportive of our event, and we have secured a police escort for the walk along Post Road. Additionally, this is a socially distant event in which masks are required.
We hope families will join us in a commitment to talk about diversity, bias, race and inclusion in our families and with our children. We are asking children to create an original piece responding to the prompt: “celebrating our differences.” It is our hope that this prompt sparks discussion among families of these critical issues holding our community back from being the more inclusive place we know that it can be.
We hope to empower our kids to raise their own voices against prejudice. We know we can do better, and we hope this special event unites our community towards that goal. We hope to see you there!