Racial Justice Book Talk - Raising White Kids
[For Ages 18+] Join us for the third session in this book discussion series offered by Showing Up For Racial Justice. For this session we will discuss Raising White Kids, by Jennifer Harvey. Raising White Kids is for families, churches, educators, and communities who want to equip their children to be active and able participants in a society that is becoming one of the most racially diverse in the world while remaining full of racial tensions. For white people who are committed to equity and justice, living in a nation that remains racially unjust and deeply segregated creates unique conundrums. These conundrums begin early in life and impact the racial development of white children in powerful ways. What can we do within our homes, communities and schools? Should we teach our children to be “colorblind”? Or, should we teach them to notice race? What roles do we want to equip them to play in addressing racism when they encounter it? What strategies will help our children learn to function well in a diverse nation? Talking about race means naming the reality of white privilege and hierarchy. How do we talk about race honestly, then, without making our children feel bad about being white? Most importantly, how do we do any of this in age-appropriate ways? While a great deal of public discussion exists in regard to the impact of race and racism on children of color, meaningful dialogue about and resources for understanding the impact of race on white children are woefully absent. Raising White Kids steps into that void.
Copies of the book are available to borrow through the library, and several will be held at the Howe Branch Circulation Desk in advance of this program. To borrow one, simply come in and ask, or call us at (518) 472-9485.
For more information or with any quesions, please email Capital District Showing Up For Racial Justice at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Saturday, September 21, 2019
- 1:00pm - 3:00pm
- Howe - Small Meeting Room