Virtual Student Workshop—Raise Your Voice: AAPI Creativity in Resistance (Grades 4–8)

When: Friday, June 3, 2022, 11:00am
Price: FREE. Registration required.
Colorful mural of activists Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X and headshot of artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya in front of a pink background.
Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya. Raise Your Voice. 2022. Museum of the City of New York. Photograph by Brad Farwell (Left) Courtesy of Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya (Right)

Join us for an interactive student workshop (Grades 4–8).

Raise your voice with the Museum of the City of New York! Celebrate the end of the school year with this 1-hour virtual workshop. Students will dive into Raise Your Voice, an art installation featured outside the Activist New York exhibition and hear from multidisciplinary artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya. Students in this workshop will hear Phingbodhipakkiya reflect on how this art installation stands as a symbol of the resiliency of New York’s Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Students will also explore the stories of Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X and how their friendship stands as a testament to the power of solidarity across movements and be inspired to create their own powerful statements of purpose.  

About the Artist
Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and activist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her explorations of feminism, science, and community have reclaimed space in museums, galleries, protests, rallies, subway corridors, as well as on two TED conferences. Prior to becoming a full-time artist, Phingbodhipakkiya studied neuroscience at Columbia and worked at an Alzheimer’s research lab. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Guardian, and on the cover of TIME magazine. In 202–2021, she was artist-in-residence with the NYC Commission on Human Rights and her work has been acquired into the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum & the Library of Congress.

Free. Advance registration required. Capacity for each event is limited. 

Individuals or classes are invited to register. Teachers interested in registering a class of up to 35 students can do so (multiple classes from the same school can register if there is a different teacher in charge of the registration for each class). 

Capacity for each event is limited. If a session is full, please check the other available dates and times or email

Additional Sessions: 

Wednesday, June 1, 9:30am (Grades 4–8)
Thursday, June 2, 9:30am (Grades 4–8)
Friday, June 3, 9:30am (Grades 4–8)

How it Works:  Students will join other students in these live and interactive sessions led over Zoom by Museum Educators in a setting that balances active engagement and privacy.  Participants will see and discuss visuals from the Museum’s exhibitions and collections and connect the past to our present. 

Security and Interaction: Sessions will be presented as webinars; students are able to submit questions, comments, and observations to the moderators and complete polls and other activities, but will not use cameras or mics and will not be visible on screen.  

Free.  Advance registration required.  

Questions? Email


Education programs in conjunction with Activist New York are made possible by The Puffin Foundation Ltd. 

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The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors. 

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