A workshop for parents who care about social justice and equity
At HFP, we commit to learning about bias and to deepening our understanding of how bias impacts our lives. We strive to teach our children a healthy respect and understanding of what it means to live in a diverse world. In an effort to help our process, we are pleased to co-sponsor a Parents’ Workshop led by activist, teacher and author, Katie Kissinger.
* This workshop is open to the public.
This “retreat-like” format provides a great way to get a basic foundation for anti-bias education and parenting. We will combine storytelling, goals for children, and strategies for supporting your child’s identity and learning about differences. The session is interactive with the sharing of your own stories about the messages you grew up with regarding identity in six categories: gender, skin color, culture, economic status, sexual orientation and able-ness. We will have time to explore your questions, hopes and fears regarding this important and very timely topic.
Let’s create a more equitable world for our children, families and community.
When: Tentatively scheduled for Fri., Sept 22nd, 6:00-8:30 p.m. (Pt 1) and Sat., Sept 23rd, 9:00-4:00 p.m. (Pt 2). * Participants are expected to attend both Pt 1 and Pt 2.
Cost: $75/person or $125/couple. (We may have scholarship funds available).
Instructor: Katie is an activist and leader in anti-bias work in early childhood education. She is author of All the Colors We Are: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color and Anti-Bias Education in the Early Childhood Classroom.
To reserve a spot, please email Susan@hawthornefamilyplayschool.org.