How does one start a conversation about race with a child?
In the wake of the presidential election results, uprisings and protests in Ferguson, NYC, Baltimore, Oakland and South Dakota, many of us are imagining that another world is possible. We know that the potential for a world in which unarmed Black Americans are not killed regularly by police and people of color are not the targets of systemic racism and hate crimes has to start with us. In fact, the most powerful change we can make is on the micro level, with what we teach our children about race and implicit bias.
This introductory workshop will help us unpack our own understanding of race and outline developmentally supportive language to use with kids.
We invite parents and caregivers of children of all backgrounds and ages to join in this important discussion. Presented by SFPL with community partners: San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco Families Union, Showing up for Racial Justice, Our Family Coalition, Main Street Mamas, and First 5 San Francisco.
Free childcare and language translation available. No one turned away. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/TalkToYourKidsAboutRace.