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Virtual Lounge: Taking Care of Ourselves, Taking Care of Our Families

Past Sessions
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2 Tammuz 5780 - 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM -
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11 Sivan 5780 - 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM -
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 26 Iyar 5780 - 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM -
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 19 Iyar 5780 - 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM -
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12 Iyar 5780 - 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM -
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5 Iyar 5780 - 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM -
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 28 Nisan 5780 - 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM -

How do we talk to children about racism?

But first, how do we understand the context of race in America?

This will be a parent to parent discussion of how to help educate our children about racial contexts of American history as part of the parenting process. We will discuss how questions they (and you) may have about contexts of race and racial histories in America, how we process current incidents and histories of anti-Black violence, and the importance of creating a knowledgeable legacy for them to carry on for justice and change. This will be an open dialogue--questions are welcome!

The conversation will be led by Janaka Bowman Lewis, Ph.D. Lewis is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is the author of Freedom Narratives of African American Women (McFarland 2017), several book chapters and articles on 19th Century African American women's writing and material culture, and two children's books (Brown All Over and Bold Nia Marie Passes the Test). Her current scholarship is on representations of black girlhood in American literature and film in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Contact Sarabeth Salzman for more information. Brought to you by the Mental Health Initiative and Jeremiah Parent Network.

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