I am a kid who regularly talks with adults about race and racism. I offer a unique perspective to this discussion group because of my age (I am a senior in high school) and my experiences as a youth of color living in Vermont. I know how important and helpful it was for me that my parents talked to me about racism and I want to help other parents initiate these difficult conversations. Facilitating is a great way for me to ensure that adults in my community are engaging in anti-racist parenting. Additionally, I have been leading discussions on race with middle school students for about a year and a half now. This work too has inspired me to share what I have learned.
-Isaiah Hines, co-facilitator
As a mother of a toddler and an educator in the public school system I am always looking to connect with others around how are we making anti-racist parenting and teaching part of our daily lives. We have the wondrous and abundant responsibility of raising children and they deserve to learn another way, a way that centers justice. As a white parent it is my responsibility to act in solidarity to end white supremacy and build this consciousness in our Vermont communities. But this work is too big for any one of us alone so I am grateful for the opportunity to facilitate and come together for this workshop series on how to talk with kids about racism. I am so honored to be co-facilitating with the brilliant and inspiring Isaiah Hines!
-Jade Walker, co-facilitator
We are once again hosting this impactful three-part discussion group. This time it is facilitated by Isaiah Hines and Jade Walker in Waterbury on Saturdays, February 11, 18 and 25 from 3:00 to 5:00pm.
Talking about race and racism can be difficult — especially with children. But that does not mean that we shouldn’t be having these conversations. We are offering this facilitated discussion group to help navigate and practice having these talks. The program is for anyone concerned with the influence of racism and white privilege on our kids. It includes resources, information, age-appropriate guidelines, and role playing. These three days of discussion are designed to help adults (and young adults) explore these issues in a meaningful way.
Participants are asked to come to all three sessions. Space is limited, click here to sign-up online or call 863-2345 x6.