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"Something Happened in Our Town": Addressing Racial Injustice with Young Children - Shared screen with speaker view
Andrew & Melissa, EmbraceRace
26:04
Marianne, how do I pronounce your last name? Say-Lano? Che-lano?
Andrew & Melissa, EmbraceRace
27:12
I was 0-fer-2! Thanks!
Julia Horel
31:04
Here from Toronto, Canada!
Ellen Baxt
31:08
Brooklyn, NY
Sarae Pacetta
31:08
Hi from Upper Arlington, OH
Stacy Rains
31:12
Hi from Charleston, SC.
BEATRIZ MEZA-VALENCIA
31:16
Here from Cambridge, MA
YASMIN ELKARRIMY
31:18
Here from NJ
Amanda Batlle
31:20
Hi, here in Decatur, GA
Naomi Priddy
31:21
Chicago, IL
Christine Rehlander
31:23
hello from Boston
Jacy Montoya Price
31:24
hello from Denver, CO
Meagan Schultz
31:24
Hello from Milwaukee, WI
Melvette Hill
31:25
Hi, Melvette Hill here from CT representing CT PLTI and NPLI
jessica ralli
31:26
Here from Brooklyn NY!
Lauren Bachman
31:27
Hi, here from Harlem NYC
Laura Warren
31:31
Greetings from Green Bay, Wisconsin!
Amanda Ruch
31:31
Hello from Chicago, IL
Margaret Miles
31:32
Greetings from Marin County, CA!
Emma Pascarella
31:38
Greetings from Western MA
Kate Charette
31:38
Hello from Petawawa, Ontario, Canada!
Linda Rose-Winters
31:38
Hi from Los Angeles, CA!
Jeannie Curtis
31:39
Hello from Asheville, NC!
Jamie Aaronson
31:41
Portland!
Lauren Vasquez
31:50
Hello from NY!
Mary Caler
31:50
Hi from Pottstown, PA
Kate Lanahan
31:51
Midlothian, VA
Dr. LaTrice L. Dowtin
32:05
Hi from Fremont, CA
Enid Lee
32:16
From Enid Lee
vfamily
32:21
Decatur, GA
Kathryn Wurzer
32:27
Kathy Wurzer from Milwaukee, WI
Sarah Wright
32:34
Hello! Hot Springs, Arkansas
Kelsey Petrillo
32:44
Hi from Hoboken, NJ
Julia Hurtado
32:46
Hi from Atlanta (and yay Emory!)
Megan Tarver
33:10
Hello from Greensboro, NC
Tiffany Trudewind
33:18
Hi from Charlotte and Team Brownicity
Will MacAdams
33:18
Hello from Rythea and Will in Florence, MA!
Virgie Arambarri
33:26
Pocatello Idaho
Andrew & Melissa, EmbraceRace
34:11
Hello everyone! Glad you’re here!
EmbraceRace
34:32
Thanks for joining, all! We had close to 800 registrants for this conversation.
Andrew & Melissa, EmbraceRace
36:13
Is everyone seeing/hearing okay? Any issues?
EmbraceRace
36:21
Hi Tiffany! Thanks for being here!
Melanie Domenech Rodriguez
36:22
Sounds great!
Sarah Wright
36:26
Yes. :)
Emma Pascarella
36:27
Yes, I can
Andrew & Melissa, EmbraceRace
36:36
Excellent. Thanks!
Sherrie Proctor
36:36
Yes, perfect.
BEATRIZ MEZA-VALENCIA
38:14
Beautiful
Tiffany Trudewind
38:43
Love the pictures, so much to point out to young children
Ellen Baxt
39:32
I’m curious about how folks explain the role of police to young children.
Julia Hurtado
42:40
@Ellen, my 4-year-old had a negative impression of police after visiting the King Center, so we talked about how most police officers are good people who want to help everyone, but that power can be a dangerous thing when people use it to make bad choices.
EmbraceRace
46:16
Thanks, Jennifer!
jose orozco
46:27
Sounds like a powerful book!
YASMIN ELKARRIMY
46:57
yes
BEATRIZ MEZA-VALENCIA
46:58
yes
Kate Charette
46:58
Yes, we can!
Melanie Domenech Rodriguez
46:58
YES!
jose orozco
47:00
Si
Laura Warren
47:00
yes
Brittany Acciavatti
47:03
yes
Sherrie Proctor
47:03
Yes
peterrawitsch
47:05
yes
Melanie Domenech Rodriguez
47:07
Beautiful group :)
Kara Wentworth
48:08
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Dan Rosenthal-Baxter
48:32
Beautiful book! Great means for addressing kids' concerns in thoughtful, helpful ways that provide age appropriate language and context for them.
peterrawitsch
49:20
How do I respond to an elementary school principal who says that she is uncomfortable asking all of our teachers sharing this book because some of our teachers might be uncomfortable talking about race with their students?
Jennifer Woo
50:35
Hello - This is a very helpful article on that topic of talking about race in a school setting: https://slj.com/?detailStory=educators-and-race-a-conversation-with-author-ijeoma-oluo-on-tackling-systemic-racism-in-us-education
Kate Charette
51:20
Thank you!
Kara Wentworth
51:50
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Brittany Acciavatti
52:16
what do you say to parents who worry their children are too young or the parents that are teaching their kids to be “colorblind”?
Ellen Baxt
52:41
I think it’s important that schools give teachers resources for having conversations about race, and not just expect that teachers will know how to do that
Sarah Wright
53:12
As white parents, we have two white sons and one obviously biracial son, and I feel this will be such a great explanation. We’ve been looking! Thank you!
Melanie Domenech Rodriguez
55:07
TeachingTolerance.org is a great resource. I imagine many of you are familiar with it but I thought I’d share just in case.
Enid Lee
56:59
Teaching For Change is another valuable website
Sarae Pacetta
57:42
When parents think kids are too young or that kids are colorblind, I often share data from research that has helped me learn that babies toddlers and preschoolers are aware of race and acquiring biases. I connect it to what we know about motor development - we know what kind of experiences babies, toddlers, etc., need to be able to develop strength and coordination, so we provide it. Now that we have research that helps us know what young children need vis a vis race, we know we need to give them opportunities to learn language to describe what they see and context to understand bias, taking action, etc.
Sarae Pacetta
58:09
I learned a lot from this article http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.621.9728&rep=rep1&type=pdf
Kate Charette
58:17
Thank you!
Brittany Acciavatti
58:20
thank you so much, sara
Ellen Baxt
58:32
Yes
Julia Hurtado
58:53
Thanks, Sarae!
Enid Lee
59:40
Teachingforchange.org
jessica ralli
01:01:40
Hi Sara! I love how you explained that—the link is not working—would you mind sharing the name of the article so I can google it? Would love to read more on this perspective
Dr. LaTrice L. Dowtin
01:03:47
We can’t hear Melissa
Tiffany Trudewind
01:04:05
I have been talking to my 4 white kids about what it means to be an advocate and it sounds like this book would be a great support for that discussion.
Enid Lee
01:04:11
From Enid Lee,Santa Cruz. I shared the site TeachingforChange.org
Enid Lee
01:06:37
What did the policeman who was present have to say?
Linda Rose-Winters
01:06:39
Hi Enid! I participated in a workshop with you, when I first started doing this work over 20 years ago. You’re a ROCKSTAR! Thank you for your steadfast commitment to this work!
EmbraceRace
01:07:46
thank you, Kristen!
Enid Lee
01:07:55
Thanks Lin.I would like to connect. Let me know how to reach out to you.
Alie Morgan
01:08:51
Having a lot of trouble hearing Andrew and Melissa
Enid Lee
01:08:52
Good point about agency of African American boy.
Melanie Domenech Rodriguez
01:09:15
Typically with Zoom, if one person is speaking, the sound is better if the others on the call mute their mics
EmbraceRace
01:09:41
thx for this tip
Ellen Baxt
01:10:06
Ages and stages of race awareness in children - not flawless but has some good information - https://www.uua.org/sites/live-new.uua.org/files/documents/derman-sparkslouise/1206_233_identity_stages.pdf
Sarae Pacetta
01:10:22
Sure -sorry link’s not working. It’s called Children Are Not Colorblind, by Winkler
jessica ralli
01:12:50
Thanks Sara!
Linda Rose-Winters
01:13:00
Hi again, Enid - I just left my contact info on your consultancy site.
Enid Lee
01:13:03
From Enid Lee,Santa Cruz . Does the book deal with the challenge or hard time that can come to you by standing up?
Kara Wentworth
01:13:36
Would it be possible to compile the resources recommended by attendees and authors/panelists to email to all of us or add to EmbraceRace? Thank you all so much for putting this together tonight!
EmbraceRace
01:14:25
Sure! We can put it all together and send out. Great resources.
Christiana Semabia
01:17:21
This is an important book. One thing that gave me pause, however, was the introduction of slavery and the concrete associations of Africa to slavery without any positive counterbalance in terms of where African people who were enslaved by Europeans came from. How do you think the presentation of Africa and reference to "slaves" rather than the enslavement of African people will contribute to children's understanding of Africa/Africans? And how will this contribute to African American children's understanding of themselves and where they come from? -Particularly if this is their first exposure to discussions about Africa or about slavery. Has this come up as you have presented the book?
Andrew & Melissa, EmbraceRace
01:17:31
So sorry about the difficulty hearing us, folks. Not sure what changed there. We’ll try to figure it out for next time.
Dan Rosenthal-Baxter
01:18:39
Marianne, that is birilliant! Thank you!
Andrew & Melissa, EmbraceRace
01:20:50
Hurray! The computer made an adjustment on its own - fixed!
Ellen Baxt
01:20:59
Thank you Chris (I can’t see your full name - I hope I got it right)
Dr. LaTrice L. Dowtin
01:21:25
@Christiana - you should pose that question in the Q&A box
Kelsey Petrillo
01:21:37
Christina great point!
Enid Lee
01:22:28
From Enid Lee, Santa Cruz .Good question about slavery vs enslavement. Introduction of Africa through slavery ?
Enid Lee
01:25:10
From Enid Lee,Santa Cruz.If you focus on the untold resistance of Africans it can make a difference.
Enid Lee
01:26:13
From Enid Lee ,Santa CruzBut 4 or 5 year olds can be introduced to enslavement
Christiana Semabia
01:27:18
Thank you all for your comments.
Ellen Baxt
01:27:19
To play devil’s advocate, if kids know the term slave, wouldn’t it be pretty easy to learn the terms enslaved and enslavement?
Caroline Blackwell
01:28:36
Part of the “counter balance” is beginning any conversation about enslavement—or better still—African Americans in the US—with our lives in varied countries on the continent. Our history did not begin with enslavement on these shore.
Enid Lee
01:30:05
Good work.A brave up!
Melanie Domenech Rodriguez
01:30:10
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
Enid Lee
01:30:18
Brave book!
Kate Charette
01:30:23
Thank you very much!!
Kara Wentworth
01:30:25
Thank you!!!!!!
YASMIN ELKARRIMY
01:30:25
Thank you
Will MacAdams
01:30:36
Thank you!!!
Tiffany Trudewind
01:30:37
Can’t wait to pick up a copy of this book!
peterrawitsch
01:30:39
Bravo! Well done!
Kelsey Petrillo
01:30:45
Buying this book immediately! Thank you!
Caroline Blackwell
01:30:53
Thank you all
Melanie Domenech Rodriguez
01:30:57
Gracias!!! :D
BEATRIZ MEZA-VALENCIA
01:30:58
Yeiiii Spanish!!!
Brittany Acciavatti
01:31:32
Thank you very much
Melissa K
01:31:45
Thank you so much!
Tiffany Trudewind
01:31:53
Thank you !!