The Whiting is proud to offer a variety of education and engagement activities to community groups, teachers, and students.

Upcoming Education Events

Our list of educational opportunities is continually growing and provides lifelong learning programs to Genesee County and beyond that includes music, culture, language, or theater activities with touring and local performers.

Arts Midwest World Fest (World Music)

Ondekoza from Japan

Thursday February 7, 2019 – Public Concert @ The Whiting 7:00pm

Workshops take place off campus in classrooms or at local organizations
All Ages

Formed in 1969, Ondekoza are masters of the world-renowned art of taiko drumming. In a performance that is as much dance as drumming, the thundering taiko style must be experienced live.

Freedom Bound (African American History)

February 26, 2019 @ The Whiting

  • 10:00am (school time performance) 
  • 7:00pm (public performance) 

3rd grade and up

Freedom Bound is an original play with music that tells the tale of the most important incident in the history of the Underground Railroad in Ohio. The show follows the story of Addison White, a slave who escaped from Kentucky and traveled the Railroad north to the small town of Mechanicsburg, OH. There, he was befriended by a farmer named Udney Hyde. He lived in Hyde’s barn, working for his meals by day and learning to read and write with the help of Hyde’s daughter, Amanda, by night. Hyde was a suspected abolitionist, however, and it was not long before Addison was discovered by his former Master. Federal marshals surrounded Hyde’s cabin in the middle of the night. They were prepared to arrest Addison and return him to slavery, but over 100 citizens from Mechanicsburg confronted the marshals and demanded that they set Addison free. Freedom Bound uses drama and music, as well as riddles and rhyme, to create characters that emerge from the past and bring the Underground Railroad to life right before your eyes.

Jack London’s Call of The Wild: Illustrated Edition (Literature)

April 16, 2019

  • 10:00am & 12:30pm

4th grade and up

This multi-media adventure mixes classic story telling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent cross-bred offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie. Kidnapped from his lavish life on a California estate and sent to work as a sled dog during the great Klondike Gold Rush, Buck fights to survive and becomes the most famous dog in the whole history of the northland.

For more information about our education and engagement opportunities or upcoming workshops available to our community, please contact:

Loe'l Shinabarger, Education and Community Engagement Manager
The Whiting 
1241 East Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48503

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