We are all striving to create early care and education spaces that promote resilience and racial equity. We invite you to join Nefertiti B. Poyner, Ed.D., and Rachel Wagner, MSW, as they help us think about how resilience work is equity work. Together, we will explore the intersections of risk, protection, resilience, social-emotional learning and racism. Race is not a risk factor, but experiencing racism and implicit bias puts Black and Brown children at higher risk for being overdisciplined and under-nurtured. The protective factors of healthy relationships, self-regulation, initiative, and internal beliefs can fortify both children and adults as we work to create culturally responsive and sustaining environments, where Black and Brown children’s identities can be amplified and empowered. In this webinar, we will learn to use a resilience framework to combat racism and promote social justice in early care and education. If we are going to protect and promote the resilience of Black and Brown children, we each have to fight fearlessly against racial injustice. What will you do differently?