Mar

16 2021

to
Mar

17 2021

How to Raise an Anti-Racist Child with Amber Coleman-Mortley

We're proud to present a two-part series on anti-racist parenting with educator Amber Coleman-Mortley in partnership with BBYO, Columbia Jewish Congregation, Temple Isaiah, and Beth Shalom Congregation.

 

Teen Session
3/16 | 7:00-8:30PM

In the push for a more equitable society, we must challenge ourselves to become more knowledgeable about the experiences of others. How does each person contribute to making a stronger, more welcoming community and create safe spaces for people with racial, cultural, religious, and ability differences?

In this session, we will discuss how young people can center equity in all that they do, collaborate on solutions that push themselves outside their comfort zones, and signal that they are allies in this work.

 

Parent Session
3/17 | 7:00-8:30PM

In the push for a more equitable society, how do we challenge ourselves to become more knowledgeable about the experiences of others? As parents, we cannot delude ourselves into believing that one book, one conversation, or one immersive experience is enough to equip ourselves or our kids to contribute to a more equitable, anti-racist world. This is ongoing work that requires each of us to challenge our biases, the media we consume, the conversations we hold with each other, and the way we connect our votes to policies that prevent access to other people near and far. Racism isn’t just about our words and our actions, racism is experienced as systems that perpetuate a lack of access, create barriers, and fuel mentalities that prevent all of us from engaging our best selves. 

In this session, we will discuss the role that families play in building more equitable communities. How do we hold each other accountable so that we grow together as a community? How do we raise culturally competent white children? How can we improve efforts that create welcoming spaces for people from different backgrounds?