Change Begins at Home
Tools for Nurturing Anti-Racism and Anti-Bias Attitudes in your Child(ren)
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Image: Michelle Harris of Parenting Pathfinders.
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November 16, Change Begins at Home for parents with children grades 7–12. Look for a Paperless Post invitation from the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
On Monday, Michelle Harris of Parenting Pathfinders hosted an outstanding anti-racist parenting workshop for parents with children in PK–6th grades as part of the ongoing Dinner & Conversations series through the DEI office. Ms. Harris guided parents through essential conversations around implicit bias, intersectionality, and the importance of employing explicit counternarratives as part of our anti-racist parenting toolkit. She modeled the kind of language parents can use with children and identified opportunities anti-racist parents can take to interrupt systems of advantage/disadvantage and oppression. The evening event gave parents a chance to connect socially both in the larger group but also in smaller, brief breakout room activities.
Parents of older children (grades 7–12) will benefit from Ms. Harris’s workshop on Monday, November 16, where they can expect to think meaningfully about anti-racist teen parenting.
Related Resources for Adults
How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
"White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack," by Peggy McIntosh
"Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life," by D. W. Sue, C. M. Capodilupo, G. C. Torino, et al.
Everyday Anti-Racism: Getting Real About Race in School by Mica Pollock
Related Resources for children
Social Justice Books (socialjusticebooks.org)
31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism, and resistance (from EmbraceRace)
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi
Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham
13 Children’s Books About Race and Diversity (from PBS Kids)
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, PhD, Marietta Collins, PhD and Ann Hazzard, PhD
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