US 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 for 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?
For this first of two webinars, we will explore these questions with a focus on parents and caregivers.
On 11/19 for Part 2 of this webinar series, we explore the same questions with a focus on educators.
Whatever your own roles and responsibilities in the lives of children, please join us for one or both conversations!