From the moment they are born, our children are participants in a hugely consequential, ongoing conversation about race and ethnicity of which we, and they, may be only dimly aware. Our news and entertainment media play lead roles in that conversation. According to Common Sense Media, 2-8-year-old children in the US spent an average of nearly three hours every day on screen media alone in 2017.
Join us for a conversation about how movies and television shape children's ideas about race and ethnicity, what we can do to encourage the development of more high-quality racial representations in TV and movies, and how we can help the children we love critically engage critically with media. As always, we will welcome your insights and questions. Read more about our special guests below.