Simple, everyday interactions drive human development. Each caregiver and teacher deserve our respect and support. How do we bring these universal messages about human relationships to address the unique challenges of racism and other persistent inequities? The work of Simple Interactions has taken place primarily in places where material resources are scarce and professional practices are under-appreciated. Over time, we recognized that while it is important to highlight the universal power of human relationships, we need to bring attention to the institutional barriers that disempower human relationships.
In this session, we invite you to think with us about how we can advocate for equity and social justice and empower marginalized communities with the work on human relationships. Our team will share our reflections briefly, then we hope to go into break-out rooms with you to discuss and listen.
This will be a facilitated conversation with the Simple Interactions Team including Dr. Dana Winters, Emma Lee, and Dr. Annie White of the Fred Rogers Center, Dr. Junlei Li of Harvard Graduate School of Education, Dr. Tom Akiva of University of Pittsburgh.