In the push for a more equitable society, how do we challenge ourselves to become more knowledgeable about the experiences of others? As parents, we cannot delude ourselves into believing that one book, one conversation, or one immersive experience is enough to equip ourselves or our kids to contribute to a more equitable, anti-racist world. This is ongoing work that requires each of us to challenge our biases, the media we consume, the conversations we hold with each other, and the way we connect our votes to policies that prevent access to other people near and far. Racism isn’t just about our words and our actions, racism is experienced as systems that perpetuate a lack of access, create barriers, and fuel mentalities that prevent all of us from engaging our best selves.
In this session, we will discuss the role that families play in building more equitable communities. How do we hold each other accountable so that we grow together as a community? What should we do when things go wrong? How do we raise culturally competent children that center the humanity of their peers? How can we improve efforts that create welcoming spaces for people from different backgrounds?
*Students are invited to attend.