VIRTUAL – Talking to Children Authentically about Race and Racism
The PBS KIDS event Talking to Children Authentically about Race and Racism will convene parents, educators and child development and trauma experts for an important conversation about how you can talk with young children about racial injustice and violence against black people. Topics will include:
- How can parents of black children continue to instill confidence and pride in young kids while also explaining the racial inequity and barriers that continue today?
- How can parents of non-black children help young kids understand their role in confronting anti-black racism?
Speakers include: Jamal Berry, director of Educare Washington, DC; Dr. Dana Winters, director of Simple Interactions and faculty director of Academic Programs at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media; Dr. Renee Wilson Simmons, executive director of the ACE Awareness Foundation; and early learning expert Will Tolliver.
The experts will answer questions from parents and share tips and resources you can use to continue to have these meaningful conversations now and into the future.
The program will air on YouTube
Here are some additional resources PBS has created for parents and educators:
- Recommended reading list: 13 Children’s Books About Race and Diversity
- An article offering a call to action for white educators seeking to be anti-racist
- A hub of educational resources aimed at middle and high school students to help them confront anti-black racism on PBS LearningMedia