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How to talk to your children about race and racism

Two evening workshops on how to talk to our children about race & racism

Workshop #1: Overview of race and racism:

Participants learn about the social construction of race. The training provides parents, guardians and caregivers with strategies for how to talk about race and racism with their children. Participants learn how children see race, gain skills for approaching age-appropriate conversations with a racial equity lens, and practice strategies to promote positive racial identity development in children.

When: Friday, May 4th from 6-8pm

Where: TNS, Room TBD

How: Child care provided for TNS students; pizza provided for parents &     kids (donations for pizza welcome)

Workshop #2: Affinity Group* Conversations

You MUST do workshop #1 to participate in the second.

We will break up into two “affinity groups.” One group will be parents of color and the other will be white parents. The Border Crossers facilitators will lead deeper discussions of race and racism, responding to the individual questions of each group.

When: Wednesday, May 9th from 6-8pm

Where: TNS, Rooms TBD

How: Babysitting and pizza provided (donations for pizza welcome)

*Why an Affinity Group?

Racial affinity groups give us a safe space to reconstruct our racial identities as positive, aware, and anti-racist. Affinity groups do not take the place of cross-cultural/cross-racial dialogues, but rather serve to enhance and support positive, healthy communication and interactions.

Border Crossers table

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Part 1: Friday May 4th (Time TBD) - How to talk to your Kids about Race

Part 2: Wednesday May 9th (Time TBD) - Affinity Group Workshop

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