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UCDS Guest Speaker: Talking to Kids About Race

Date: Wednesday - April 24, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: UCDS
This Is An Event Hosted By A Member School and Is Not An NWAIS Workshop


UCDS Guest Speaker: Talking to Kids About Race

Educator Public Session


Speaker: Richard D. Kim of Cultures Connecting

Dates & Times: April 24, 2019 4:00-6:00pm 

      Event Description:

      How much do children really understand about race? How can you support a child’s developing cultural identity?

      Recent research has shown that children have very complex understandings 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. Because of this, it is important to give youth anti-bias messages, through actions and words, to actively counter what they are witnessing in the world. They also need to learn how to advocate for themselves and others.

      Richard Kim from Cultures Connecting will lead us as we explore how young people in early childhood through their teen years are socialized to practice racism and privilege. You will learn strategies to teach youth how to stand up and confront bias they encounter. Richard will draw from diverse experiences to engage parents, teachers, and concerned community members in this vital work for equity.

      Participants will…

      • Learn how young people see and understand race.
      • Discover ways to support healthy ethnic identity development in young people.
      • Practice strategies for talking with young people about countering bias.


      Registration or an RSVP is not required for this event. However, we encourage those interested to visit this link for more information about the event


      Please Note: This is an event hosted by a member school and is not a NWAIS workshop. Please direct questions about the workshop and registration to UCDS.

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