EmbraceRace is about building a strong and nourishing community of practice for parents, guardians, teachers and other caregivers who want to help raise a generation of children who are thoughtful, informed, and brave about race. In this session we -- Andrew (Grant-Thomas) and Melissa (Giraud) -- will talk about the Big Picture of race in the United States that led us to launch the community. We'll highlight the goals we derived from that Big Picture and describe some of the work, both current and upcoming, we hope will help us all move toward those goals. We see EmbraceRace both as a provider of information and support in the race-and-raising-kids arena and as part of the larger movement for racial and social justice. We think there's a lot at stake in whether, how, and how well we collectively do this work. Let's talk about it!