MW Parent ABAR Workshops with Dr. Lori Watson, of Race-Work:
Parents for Racial Equity Seminar Series
For some parents, talking about race to a child can be unnerving. Largely because many parents, particularly white parents, were taught to be “colorblind”, rather than “color conscious.” But children begin to notice race as early as 6 months and begin to develop biases as young as 3. Parents must realize that when nothing is said about race, a lot is actually still being communicated.
An important first step in talking to our children about race is to first do our own personal learning about race. This 4 seminar series dates & topics are:
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - Language / Tools / Parameters /Myself… My story
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - Beliefs & Consciousness
Thursday, April 21, 2022 - Whiteness
Monday, May 9, 2022 - Children & Race / Co-conspiratorship
All workshops meet @ 6:30pm on Zoom (link will be sent out prior to each session).
Anyone can join at any point in the series.
Testimonial from a fellow MWE parent:
I'd love to see more people attend. They are such great workshops and I remember how much people wanted something like this. Here's why I attend:
-connect in a meaningful way with other parents
-learn about others' perspectives
-a time to reflect on your parenting style and be intentional about how to parent going forward
-I learn something new each time (even though I attended the sessions last year)
-I feel empowered and energized after each session
-I love learning and growing and trying to be a better person so that I can teach my kids to be better people than me
-a time to have deep conversations
-a chance to make new friends
-1.5 hours without kids interrupting you (and maybe your partner will put the kids to bed)
-getting more comfortable talking about race so I can get even more comfortable talking about race
Testimonials - https://www.race-work.com/