Friday, November 13, 2020

Nurturing Resilience & Joy in Young BIPOC Children


EmbraceRace is hosting a two-part "Talking Race & Kids" webinar series...check it out!  

Nurturing Resilience & Joy in/among Young BIPOC Children, Part 1

This Monday, November 16, 2020 @ 8:30 pm ET

Ahora con traducción en vivo y en español (lea más abajo)

U.S. society is too often unkind to Black and Indigenous children and children of color (BIPOC children), raising the risk that these children learn to be unkind to themselves and each other. If we are to raise a generation of BIPOC children who fully recognize their own humanity, and that of their peers within and across lines of race and ethnicity, we need the entire village involved: aunts, uncles, and grandparents; mentors and coaches; children's book authors and publishers; toy manufacturers; television and film, and video producers. And more.

The roles and responsibilities of parents, caregivers and educators are especially crucial for our youngest children. Join us Monday for the first of a two-part conversation organized around two questions:

  • What are the big challenges parents and caregivers, and educators must meet if we are to nurture young children who are resilient, joyful and recognize each other's full humanity?
  • What tools, resources, and community do we need to help meet those challenges?
Part 1 on November 16th @8:30-9:30 pm ET: The Role of Parents and Caregivers

On Monday, for Part 1 of this series, we will focus on the role of parents and caregivers in nurturing joy and resilience in and among BIPOC children. We're joined by special guests Dolores Green Sosa and Brigitte Vittrup (more about them follows). 

Register for Part 1
Part 2 on November 19th @8:30-9:30 pm ET: The Role of Educators

On Thursday, for Part 2 of this series, we will focus on the role of educators in nurturing joy and resilience in and among BIPOC children. Our special guests will be Lisa Gordon and Debbie LeeKeenan. 
Register for Part 2

Register to join this latest Talking Race & Kids conversation. As always we welcome your questions and comments!

As with all Talking Race & Kids webinars, registration is free. If you register, you’ll receive a link to the recording, the transcript, and relevant resources in the days following the live event. Spread the word! Forward this email or share our post about this series on FacebookTwitter or Instagram


Andrew & Melissa
Co-founders of EmbraceRace

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Listen live to access the simultaneous Spanish translation

Ahora ofrecemos traducción en vivo y en Español, que estára disponible para todos los que se conecten en Zoom Live. Si desea más información sobre nuestros traductores de Bancha Lenguas, y / o escuchar cómo acceder a la traducción, acompáñenos a las 8:30 pm ET. ¡Registrate para participar! 

We now offer live translation in Spanish, which is available to all who join the Zoom live. If you want to learn more about our translators, Bancha Lenguas, and/or hear how to access the translation, join us at 8:30 pm ET. 

Special Guests

Dolores Sosa Green serves as the Chief Program Officer of the Center for Transforming Lives. She oversees comprehensive homeless services, early childhood education, clinical services, and economic mobility services, programs that work side-by-side with women and their children to disrupt the cycle of poverty in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As the first in her family to earn a high school diploma, a bachelor’s degree, and a graduate degree, Dolores believes in and advocates for equity in education. She is happily married to her husband Anthony and is the mother of two beautiful daughters, Lauren and Maya.

Brigitte Vittrup is an associate professor of child development at Texas Women's University where she teaches courses in child development, research methods, and statistics. She holds a PhD in children's developmental psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and her research focuses on children's racial attitudes, parents’ racial socialization practices, and media influences on children.

Lisa Gordon has worked in early childhood education for the past 25 years designing and delivering professional development, training, technical assistance, and programs at both the state and federal levels that facilitate the well-being of children and families. She is co-founder of Colorful World, a women-owned diversity educational consulting firm whose mission is to facilitate the creation of inclusive learning environments that empower all children and families to succeed.

Debbie LeeKeenan, is a long time social justice educator, early childhood consultant, lecturer, and author. She has been in the field of early education for over 48 years. She is a former preschool, special education, and elementary school teacher. She has been a member of the early childhood faculty at Tufts University, Lesley University and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Her most recent co-authored books include Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change, and From Survive to Thrive: Leading an Early Childhood Program. Debbie is a member of a multi-racial family and an active grandmother.

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