Creativity, Play, and Childhood Across Cultures

People grow up differently in different times and places, adapting to changes in their societies and the world around them. We learn from each new generation of children in our own communities, and we can also learn from children in other communities.

Amanda Minks, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Ethnomusicology at the University of Oklahoma, will share her research on Miskitu indigenous children in Nicaragua—play, songs, and creative multilingualism—and consider what their voices teach us.

The presentation will be oriented to an elementary and middle school aged audience, but younger children and people of all ages are welcome.

Also, come learn about a service project to support culturally diverse children in Norman schools.

This lecture is part of Norman Cultural Connection’s Compassion Around the World lecture series and is made possible with support from the Chickasaw Nation.