Community Conversations: Talking to Young People about Race

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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How do we talk to our young people about race?

Let's learn together how to give our children anti-bias messages, through our actions and words, to actively counter what they are witnessing in the world. We also need to learn how to model and encourage children to advocate for themselves and others.

Research has shown that children have complex understanding of differences and stereotypes. Far from being color-blind, most children are aware of how their own skin color is an advantage or disadvantage. They also judge their peers based on stereotypes that adults might like to believe they are unaware of. We will explore how children learn and practice racism and privilege and then identify strategies for counteracting bias.

This is the third event in a series of four workshops led by Richard Kim from Cultures Connecting, a non-profit organization that provides culturally relevant professional development, consulting, coaching, and one-on-one diversity leadership support to organizations and communities. Richard brings nearly a decade of professional experience with a person centered approach to engaging race, culture, and identity in various non-profit and education settings. Most recently, Richard worked as the Intercultural Credibility Coordinator/Consultant at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, where he also received his M.Div. Richard also holds a B.S. from the University of Minnesota. As a person born in the United States to parents who emigrated from South Korea, Richard brings an uncommon voice to the work of racial equity.

Participants are invited to reflect on their strengths and areas for growth and bring challenges they have encountered to discuss.

All NCW Libraries' virtual programs are free and open to the public. This event will be held through the zoom digital meeting platform. To participate, register here. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting information.

All participation in NCW Libraries programming, both in person and virtual, must abide by the NCW Libraries Code of Conduct.

Event Type(s): Speaker
Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors, Teens (High School), Families
Presenter: Richard Kim

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