An EmbraceRace Community Conversation and Q&A with Hannah Gómez and Megan Dowd Lambert
REGISTER TO JOIN this free, online, community conversation happening this coming Tuesday, December 19th, at 5:30 pm PT/ 8:30 pm ET.
Why We Gather. This EmbraceRace webinar will introduce participants to tools from the Whole Book Approach, a co-constructive (interactive) method of sharing picture books with children, which educator and children’s literature expert Megan Dowd Lambert developed in association with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. She and writer and educator Hannah Gómez, a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona, will talk about how using the Whole Book Approach and other co-constructive reading methods can support kids’ critical engagement with picture book representations of race through art and text. Participants will gain insight into how to guide children to and through picture books with positive racial representations, while also supporting them in resisting or reading against problematic, racist content. After Hannah and Megan present, we’ll open it up for your questions, answers and comments.
8:30 to 8:35 pm ET: Andrew and Melissa of EmbraceRace introduce the conversation and our guests.
8:35 to 8:55 pm ET: Guests Hannah Gómez and Megan Dowd Lambert present.
8:55 to 9:25 pm ET: Questions and comments from the EmbraceRace community.
9:25 to 9:30 pm ET: Closing thoughts