From Embrace Race:
Part 2: Focus on the Needs of Educators
US society is too often unkind to Black and Indigenous children and children of color (BIPOC children), raising the risk that these children learn to be unkind to themselves and each other. If we are to raise a generation of BIPOC children who fully recognize their own humanity, and that of their peers within and across lines of race and ethnicity, we need the entire village involved: aunts, uncles, and grandparents; mentors and coaches; children's book authors and publishers; toy manufacturers; television, film, and video producers. And more.
The roles and responsibilities of parents, caregivers and educators are especially crucial for our youngest children. Join us for a two-part conversation - the 1st focused on the role of parents/caregivers, the 2nd on the role of educators - organized around two questions:
What big challenges must parents, caregivers, and educators meet if we are to nurture young children who are resilient and joyful and recognize each other's full humanity?
What tools, resources, and community do we need to help meet those challenges?
Whatever your own roles and responsibilities in the lives of children, please join us for one or both conversations!