Talking About Race With K-5: A Hands-On Workshop for Visionary Educators

by NYC Firm Schools on August 19, 2012

What do you say when a child asks you a difficult question about race? How do you talk about sensitive and complex topics with young students? How can you use your words to interrupt patterns of injustice?

Border Crossers invites you to participate in an exciting day of professional development for classroom teachers and other educators seeking tools and language to talk about race with students.

Border Crossers believes that each teacher has a unique opportunity to nurture students’ understanding of identity and difference. Educators who are equipped to have meaningful conversations about race then can:

  • More effectively incorporate antibias curriculum
  • Successfully implement diversity programs
  • Contribute to a schoolwide culture of respect and inclusion

This is not a lecture or a presentation. We will explore our personal experiences of critical moments with students, use theatre techniques to structure supported conversations about race and racism, role play and work together to develop solutions, and maybe even start a movement!

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2012
Time: 10:00-4:00pm
Where: The Calhoun School, 433 West End Ave, New York, NY 10024
Price: $100/individual; Scholarships available.
Registration: http://talkingrace5.eventbrite.com

For more information, contact info@bordercrossers.org.

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