NOTE: Registration for the Interactive Workshop/Webinar on September 28th, 8 PM EST has CLOSED. The next webinar will be on November 16th, 8 PM EST and registration will open in early October.
We often avoid talking about race with our young children but, whether we like it or not, children notice similarities and differences between people. When we are silent, they are left to draw their own conclusions about what “different” means. Without coaching or support, their conclusions often reflect and reinforce biases. Fortunately – when we are intentional – we can impact the ways that our children see, categorize, and make meaning about race.
If you already use race conscious talk with young children on a regular basis, you may want to consider a small group or individual consultation (described below)…though we have found that this workshop may offer additional strategies to more experienced race conscious practitioners.
In this 1.5 hour-long workshop/webinar, you will:
- Develop confidence to talk about race with young children.
- Practice various strategies to proactively talk about race with young children.
- Strengthen children’s ability to become a change-maker.
Pre-workshop readings and instructions for logging on will be sent out (to the email participants used to register on Paypal) one week prior to the webinar.
You may participate in the workshop/webinar as an individual, or you can organize a Race Conscious Gathering in your home and invite up to 6 people to participate as a team of parents/educators committed to racial justice.
Individual Registration Fee: $45
Individual Registration Fee + Follow-Up (One-hour) Phone Consultation: $115
Registration Fees for hosting a Race Conscious Gathering in your home: Organizers of Race Conscious Gatherings will receive detailed information (regarding logistics and technology) two weeks prior to the webinar with regard to how to successfully facilitate in your home.
Up to 6 individuals (webinar only): $180
Up to 6 individuals (webinar + customized, (one-hour) follow-up group consultation on date to be mutually agreed upon following registration): $450
*Due to the structure/time frame of the workshop, Raising Race Conscious Children does not recommend hosting a Race Conscious Gathering for a group larger than 6 individuals as we don’t feel we can ensure its success—that said, if you feel you can ensure the success from a technology/audio point of view (large screen/speakers, etc) you may host a larger group “at your own risk.” We do ask that additional individuals pay an individual rate (as the funds from these webinars are crucial to the continuance of the blog). For larger groups, scroll down to our In-person/Virtual Raising Race Conscious Children workshop.
Financial aid and modified pricing available–please use the CONTACT section of this blog and indicate “Inquiry about workshops” on the form.
Testimonial from past participant:
Raising Race Conscious Children presented at our school last night and parents here are talking about all the rich and thoughtful material shared. The workshop was thorough, organized –an engaging and rewarding blend of information and “turn and talk” interaction. The delivery was warm, friendly and also passionate, exhibiting a clear investment and commitment to this work. By the time it was over parents felt enlightened, supported, and eager to learn more about this important subject matter.
Sachi Feris is a blogger and workshop facilitator at Raising Race Conscious Children, an online a resource to support adults who are trying to talk about race with young children. She currently teaches Spanish to Kindergarten and 1st grade at an independent school in Brooklyn. Sachi identifies as White and is a mother to her five-year-old daughter, almost two-year-old son, and newborn son.
Lori Taliaferro Riddick is a workshop facilitator at Raising Race Conscious Children. Lori consults with public school districts to develop effective leaders. She formerly served as the Executive Director of Policy and Practice Services at New Leaders. Lori identifies as Black/Bi-racial/Multi-racial and is a mother to her nine-year-old and one-and-a-half-year-old sons.
Sachi and Lori have been talking about race with each other and others for almost two decades.
Bring our interactive workshops to your school or community! Both the In-person and Virtual workshop build on our interactive webinar content but have longer time frames (2-3 hours plus) and delve more deeply into the exploration of scenarios regarding race and young children. In-person and Virtual workshops are tailored to the specific needs of your group.
The Virtual workshop uses our webinar platform to communicate via technology but is more similar to our In-person workshop as we are in communication directly with your group and collaborate with an on-the-ground facilitator at your workshop’s location.
Both the In-person and Virtual workshops include one-hour of planning time prior to the workshop, as well as an additional hour of debriefing following the workshop.
For more information about bringing Raising Race Conscious Children to your parent group, school, or organization for an in-person or virtual workshop, please use the CONTACT section of this blog and indicate “In-person/Virtual workshops” on the form.
Individual consultation package:
Consultants from Raising Race Conscious Children work with individuals through one-hour phone consultations. The consultation process begins with a detailed survey which is completed prior to the phone consult. During the phone call, participants will receive structured and supportive feedback on specific questions/scenarios as well as recommendations for how to use race conscious strategies.
A limited number of phone consultations are available at a 50% discount of $75 (regularly offered at $150).