Anti-racist Parenting Leads to
Parenting is a mix of a parent’s childhood experiences and culturally informed values woven into daily practice. In this current political moment, we are all confronting our own actions (or inactions) as individuals. But as parents and homeschooling educators, we are also simultaneously searching for resources to communicate with our children without traumatizing them or perpetuating our own ignorance.Through this cutting-edge parenting workshop, Jyoti Gupta draws on her critically and academically acclaimed activity book for children, Different Differenter, to empower parents as they learn how to facilitate independent thinking in their own children through play.
WHEN: 4 Wednesdays, starting August 5th from 6:30 pm – 8 pm ET
INVESTMENT: $419.50 (Sliding scale starting at $300 to meet families’ budgets. Price includes copy of Different Differenter (hardcover), colo(u)rism definition tote bag, and a 18-color set of washable kids paint.
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WHO SHOULD APPLY: Parents with children ages 18-months to 9 years should consider applying. Of note: we run a separate training during the school year for educators, teachers, and corporations. Reach out to us about your interest in these fields at firstname.lastname@example.org to be sent more information on these sessions.
This is a judgment-free zone!
Each session includes an intimate discussion period where parents are encouraged to ask questions and express their feelings towards each topic. This is a time we’ll use to facilitate our own understanding of these issues and educate ourselves to grow through the process.
Four Workshop Sessions
Is it okay for children to talk about skin color? We will begin by creating a community agreement for participation and getting to know each other. How do we explain the concept of skin color to our children within the larger context of anti-racist education?
We will get to know each other as a group, while also partaking in multidisciplinary experiences such as watching media and storytelling. What do we do when children talk about skin color differences that exist (that are important to recognize). A perfectly natural reaction for any relatively new earthling! This week, we’ll focus on understanding differences in skin color. What makes skin color a color? Why are our skin colors so different? Do these differences mean anything?
The heart of our series is in week three, where we will learn how we can support children as they learn about injustices around skin color differences, and what they can do to help stop it. This week we will engage in an art-based activity. This week focuses on helping children understand how to identify transgressions (both to themselves or others), how to stand up for themselves and their friends, and how to make things better for everyone.
We wrap up the series with perhaps one of the most important lessons of all – self-love. In this section, we will learn how to teach children to love and embrace the uniqueness of their skin.