Raising Anti-Racist Children & Teens
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About the Event
What does it mean to truly raise children with an understanding of racial differences and identities? How do parents actively engage their kids in conversation and action around race that can make a difference in their understanding and acceptance of kids different from themselves?
Being an anti-racist parent isn’t about teaching our children to confess their privileges and say all the right things to avoid hurting others. At the core, it’s teaching our children the subtle ways race and racial bias shows up in our lives. Further, by giving our kids the language, understanding, tools and space to talk about race, we are better preparing them for life in a diverse world.
This workshop will explore ways that children learn about race and things parents, caregivers, and other adults can do to interrupt implicit racial bias. Every day children are internalizing messages about race and processing these messages within their hearts and minds. According to some of the research, children will adopt and practice racial bias if myths about racism aren’t explicitly interrupted. Through discussion and brief exercises this workshop aims to be interactive and will have room for questions and discussion.
Saturday, April 10th, 2021 from 3pm - 5pm
Seminars are scheduled to take place on Zoom. Participants will be emailed a Zoom link before the workshop.
About the presenter: Bonn Wade has been a therapist and social worker in private practice and community based agencies for 25 years. They* have worked as a consultant to provide inclusive and affirming services at the individual and structural level which makes them uniquely qualified to guide this seminar. They can be reached directly at 773-330-2544.
*Bonn uses they/them pronouns