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Family Talk: Sonia Sotomayor

Great Hall
$5 (Free/members, youth 18/under)
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Portrait of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor standing in a wood-paneled room.
Photo credit: The Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.

As a part of our Spring Break Specials, we invite you and your family to join us in the Great Hall for a conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Joined in-person by host and emcee Kassie Misiewicz, Founder & Artistic Director of Trike Theatre, Justice Sotomayor will join the event virtually and share about her life, her work as a jurist and Supreme Court Justice, and her best-selling children’s book Just Help!: How to Build a Better World. Justice Sotomayor will also be answering select questions about herself and her book submitted by children at the event—register today to reserve your seat and submit a question!

The first 150 families to attend will also receive a free, signed copy of Just Help! at the event. Unsigned copies will also be available for purchase in the museum store.

Tickets are $5 (Free for members and youth ages 18 years and under*), reserve your spot online or with Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today.

Questions for Justice Sotomayor may be submitted during event registration. Questions must be submitted by March 10, 2023 to be considered.

* Youth must be accompanied by an adult ticket holder.


About the Speakers

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was born in Bronx, New York, on June 25, 1954. She earned a BA in 1976 from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and receiving the Pyne Prize, the highest academic honor Princeton awards to an undergraduate. In 1979, she earned a JD from Yale Law School where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office from 1979–1984. She then litigated international commercial matters in New York City at Pavia & Harcourt, where she served as an associate and then partner from 1984–1992. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated her to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and she served in that role from 1992–1998. In 1997, she was nominated by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit where she served from 1998–2009. President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed this role August 8, 2009.


Kassie Misiewicz, Founder & Artistic Director, Trike Theatre

Kassie Misiewicz, Founder & Artistic Director, Trike Theatre

Kassie founded Trike Theatre in 2008. MFA in Theatre for Youth from Arizona State University, BA in Theatre from University of Notre Dame. Before starting Trike Theatre, Kassie was the co-founder and first artistic director of TheatreSquared in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Director of Education Outreach at Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Associate Artistic Director at First Stage Children’s Theatre in Milwaukee. Currently, she is a national arts integration consultant with Focus5 and a national teaching artist with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Kassie loves to travel with her family and have spontaneous dance parties in the kitchen.