By Brian Johnson, Director of Diversity
Ali Michael continues to have a significant impact on the TPS community. She received amazing feedback from participants on her timely workshop, What White Children Need to Know about Race. This was part 1 of a two-session series on Building a Healthy Multiracial Community.
Ali specifically focused on how parents of white children can talk with their kids about race in a way that informs, empowers and provides tools to navigate what might now feel like uncomfortable conversations. Participants were encouraged to reflect on their own racial identity and their experiences regarding race. Parents also had an opportunity to ask questions. The session culminated with Ali presenting strategies on how to successfully speak about race with children.
Please join us for Part 2, Understanding Racial Identity Development, of this series on Monday, April 24 from 8:15 to 9:15am in the Garage. As we at TPS work to prepare children to be racially competent members of multiracial communities, it’s clear that none of us can afford to be colorblind. But what do children need to know about race? In this workshop, Ali Michael will share frameworks of racial identity development for both children of color and white children. The workshop will focus on how to support all children to develop positive racial identities in which they can be pro-active, contributing, anti-racist members of a multiracial community.
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