One event on September 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Parenting for Racial Justice: Two Part Series
In order to teach our children about racism and to have ongoing meaningful discussion, we much first educate ourselves. Join us for this two part series about racism and parenting. Join us for one or ideally both sessions as the content and conversation will build upon each other.
Part 1: The Parents
In this class we will focus on understanding racism as a complex system of oppression that impacts everyone negatively. We will explore specific examples as they relate to children and our educational system. We will focus on understanding some key terms including what it means to be anti-racist and why intersectionality matters. Racism is a complex system that is less about individual peoples’ actions, and more about our society as a whole. So what can do we to fight that? It isn’t enough to not be outwardly racist. This workshop will teach us about these key terms and create space for self-reflection with the goal of allowing each of as parents to have meaningful conversations with our children.
Part 2: The Children
How do we introduce this information to our children and have meaningful discussion? Once we begin our anti-racism journey, we also want and need to pass it to our children. In the past, many parents have trusted that their children are getting enough information from school. This is often not the case and even when schools do a wonderful job of a holistic education about racism, there is much more that we as parents would like to add. It is up to parents to start these conversations early, and continue to discuss these issues. This workshop will provide ideas about how to have these tough conversations with children of all ages and attitudes.
Part One: Sept. 14 @ 6:30 p.m.
Part Two: Sept. 21 @ 6:30 p.m.
Cost for both sessions is $15
This event is in collaboration with Robbinsdale Community Education.