Title: Teaching Race to Children and Adolescents
Date: Monday, March 13, 2017
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm Eastern
Description:The focus of this webinar is on how recent and past events of racial dehumanization of Black and Brown people and children have left parents struggling with how to raise children in such an hostile public environment. The stress of parenting boys and young men of color requires a racial literacy or the ability to read, recast, and resolve racially stressful encounters for youth and the parents.
This webinar will illuminate the research on the emotional costs of racial dehumanization on health, identify strategies for parents, educators, and youth to counter that dehumanization, and demonstrate how children influence adults through their struggles, triumphs and questions about racial politics.
Dr. Howard Stevenson, Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, will present: "Disrupting Racial Dehumanization: Bidirectional Conversations with Babies, Boys, and Men about Racism." Dr. Diane Hughes, Professor of Applied Psychology at the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Development, and Education, will present: "Intentional Parenting for Racial Equity and Justice." This webinar is adapted from a session at the 2016 SRCD Special Topic Meeting on Babies, Boys, and Men of Color.
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