Last week my kids got their multicultural groove on.
We attended the Domino Foundation’s Multicultural Day Camp and had a blast. My kids are still talking about it.
The first afternoon, we learned about musical instruments from around the world.
The kids were led in an African drum circle and they were actually really good. The bottom photos are of the boys rocking the djembe (a West African drum).
“Djembe” means “everyone come together in peace.” It was explained that the djembe is similar to the guitar in American culture–when someone starts playing, people gather and sing/dance/play along.
The second afternoon we brought our cousins with us to make Native American pinch pots and Chinese theatre masks. (Some of the kids painted sticks as well. We were one with nature!)
I volunteered to take photos for the Domino Foundation’s revamped website (coming soon!) and here are some of the beautiful children and moments I was able to capture while the kids were creating.
“Seeing a rainbow of children working and playing together reminded me that this is why we exist. I wake up every day grateful for the opportunity I have to be involved with Domino Foundation.”
– Andrea Hardeman, Domino Foundation Program Director
We missed the third afternoon because we went swimming with our cousins who are visiting from Texas, but the kids learned Polynesian dances.
Isn’t Utah totally gorgeous? I love living here.
A special thanks to the Lintons and Andrea Hardeman for all their hard work and organization. It was absolutely perfect!
What is the Domino Foundation?
Curtis and Melody Linton started Domino Foundation in 2006 after adopting their son Dominic, the foundation’s namesake.
Recognizing the deep love families have for their adopted children, the Domino Foundation began by helping families cover some of the costs of adoption.
Learning about difference, racism, and institutionalized racial injustice while raising Dominic, the Lintons soon realized the pressing needs transracial families had for courageous education and conversations about race. In 2011, Andrea Hardeman joined Domino Foundation as the Program Director to lead educational, social, cultural, and mentoring support for transracial families. Their mission is to strengthen and provide pre- and post- transracial adoption support to families.
How do I get involved with the Domino Foundation?
Get updates on their latest speakers, workshops, field trips and events on The Domino Foundation’s Facebook Page.
Craving more? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the email list.
Great people. Great events. Great info.