This summer, we’ve seen a new generation of young people calling out to demand racial justice — finding their voices in the fight for a more equitable society. And yet behind those demands is the fear, pain, stress, and trauma that Black Americans, including children, struggle with every day. Images of police brutality, instances of daily discrimination large and small, and even the need to think, talk, and educate white people about the black experience are draining. All of it— with the inequitable effects of the pandemic — creates serious challenges for social emotional wellness and readiness to learn.
Parents of children of color provide support at home, but how can schools and educators acknowledge and help students navigate racial trauma? How can educators and communities acknowledge their own stress and pain? This conversation will address this critical question and identify concrete ways that educators and school leaders of all races can guide students through this traumatic time.
30 mins panel discussion; 15 mins audience participation and Q&A