“Something Happened in Our Town”: Addressing Racial Injustice with Young Children. Tuesday, August 28, 2018


REGISTER TO JOIN this free, hour-long, online conversation with your EmbraceRace community, happening this coming Tuesday, August 28th, at 8:30 pm.

The American Psychological Association recently published a powerful children’s book that also serves as a tool for talking about racial injustice with children. “Something Happened in Our Town”: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice follows a White family and a Black family as they discuss a police shooting of a Black man. The three authors, Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard— who are psychologists and colleagues — will join us for this conversation. They will present excerpts from the book and discuss how parents can utilize the book to spark conversations about racial injustice and child empowerment. The book includes many resources for parents and educators including child-friendly definitions, sample dialogues, and discussion guides. The authors will also discuss child and family reactions to the book and the challenges of introducing anti-bias programming within community organizations.


8:30 to 8:55 pm ET: Andrew and Melissa of EmbraceRace introduce tonight’s guests and talk to them about their work with kids and families and about their recent children’s book.
8:55 to 9:25 pm ET: Q & A with the EmbraceRace community, all of you!
9:25 to 9:30 pm ET: Closing thoughts.

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