You Respond: What does "We the People" mean to you?

Special Family Event
You Respond: What does "We the People" mean to you?
Sat, April 8th, 2017 |
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday, April 8–Tuesday, April 18
All Day
Free with Museum Admission

Through our new Citizenship Project, the New-York Historical Society—which educates hundreds of thousands of linguistically and geographically diverse students each year—is offering green card holders free civics and history workshops, helping them to succeed on the naturalization test, an exam that requires mastery of American history.

As a part of this new initiative, we are asking what the first three words of the U.S. Constitution—“We the people…”—mean to you. Families are invited to reflect upon and respond to the opening words of the Constitution as they contemplate Nari Ward’s sculpture We the People, on view at the Museum. Then post a sticky note on our preamble wall to share what these three powerful words mean to you.

This program serves to further the democratic conversation started by the special installation Subway Therapy, created by Matthew “Levee” Chavez at Union Square, which continued at the New-York Historical Society through Messages for the President-Elect.   

Image Credit: NARI WARD, We the People, 2011.Shoelaces, 96 x 324 inches, 243.8 x 823 cm. In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Certificate of Authenticity included. Photo: Will Brown Speed Art Museum, Gift of the Speed Contemporary, 2016. LM15178

Creative: Tronvig Group