Wednesday, February 24 and March 3 at 7:30 PM
As early as 6 months, children notice race-based differences. Between ages 2 and 4, children internalize racial bias. Conversations with children and teens about race and racism can be difficult. How do you begin the conversation? What is developmentally appropriate for talking with children of different ages from a young age to teenagers? From parents to families and caregivers, we could all use a little support in finding the right words.
We are thrilled to welcome anti-racism educator Jodi Friedman who will share best strategies for fostering these conversations with kids (and parents/childcare providers).
Jodi Friedman has 15+ years of experience as an educator and advocate for social justice. As a teacher, elementary school leader and professor, she has been engaging in conversations and leading professional development around identity, race, privilege, culturally responsive education and anti-racism in her public school, district, New York City and beyond. Check out her op-ed “What Happened When One NYC City School Really Started to Talk About Race.” Jodi was honored by the NYE DoE with the “Equity in Leadership” award in 2018 and was recognized in 2019 with the “Culturally Responsive Educator of the Year” award by The Coalition for Educational Justice. She has presented at EdXEdNYC and at NYU’s Decolonizing Education conference, and was a panelist at The Wing’s “How Do You Talk to Kids About Race” event. She also was selected as one of six educators from across the nation to serve as a School Leader Ambassador Fellow for the past two years at the U.S. Department of Education, where she has focused on unpacking the root causes of racial disproportionality.