An EmbraceRace Community Conversation and Q&A with Professor Brigitte Vittrup
REGISTER TO JOIN this free, online, community conversation happening this coming Tuesday, November 28th, at 5:30 pm PT/ 8:30 pm ET.
Why We Gather. Many parents want their children to embrace racial diversity and multiculturalism, and research shows that people who grow up in diverse neighborhoods and attend diverse schools express less racial prejudice and are more supportive of multiculturalism. However, neighborhood segregation means that many U.S. families live in racially homogenous neighborhoods and many children go to school mostly with same-race kids.
In this session we discuss the importance of being color-conscious (rather than trying to not see color) and offer some ideas about how to foster inclusive attitudes in children — of all colors — who live and attend school in these homogenous environments.
We look forward to seeing you online on November 28th at /8:30 pm ET. Registering also ensures that you will receive the after-event recording and resources whether you attend live or not.
8:30 to 8:35 pm ET: Andrew and Melissa of EmbraceRace introduce the conversation and our guest.
8:35 to 8:55 pm ET: Professor Brigitte Vittrup shares what she’s learned from her work on cross-racial friendships in young children.
8:55 to 9:25 pm ET: Questions and comments from the EmbraceRace community.
9:25 to 9:30 pm ET: Closing thoughts
Brigitte Vittrup is an Associate Professor of Child Development at Texas Woman’s University, where she teaches courses in child development, research methods, and statistics. She holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin, and her research focuses on children’s racial attitudes, parents’ racial socialization practices, and media influences on children. Brigitte identifies as white.