Parenting in Support of Black Lives: How to Build a Just Future for Kids (and How Media Can Help)

06/18/2020 - 10:00am

Grade levels: All Grade Levels

Content areas: Culturally Responsive Teaching

Topics: Racial Equity

District/Organization: Conversations with Common Sense

Through 400 years of systemic oppression and racism, our nation has failed to protect and value Black children and families. How do we support a future where all children are valued? And when we’re parenting amid crisis and trauma, how can we find support for ourselves and our kids? Our conversation will center on these important questions and provide practical, how-to advice for talking about race and inspiring kids to fight for racial equity. The event will feature Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, leading scholar on race in America, in conversation with child psychologist Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith, moderated by Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times bestselling author and activist.

Ibram X. Kendi is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, professor of history and international studies, and the director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. He is an ideas columnist at the Atlantic and a correspondent with CBS News. He is the author of four books, including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and the New York Times bestsellers How to Be an Antiracist and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds. His next book, the children’s book Antiracist Baby, comes out June 16.

Allison Briscoe-Smith is an adjunct professor at the Wright Institute, and she provides consultation and training to Bay Area nonprofits and schools on how to support trauma-informed practices and cultural accountability. She earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her clinical psychology Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Allison focuses on trauma and ethnic minority mental health. She has combined her love of teaching and advocacy by serving as a professor and by directing mental health programs for children experiencing trauma, homelessness, or foster care. Much of her work has been with schools, as a clinician, consultant, and trainer.

Julie Lythcott-Haims is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult. Her second book is the critically acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in White spaces. A third book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, will be out in April 2021. She is a regular contributor with CBS This Morning on parenting. Julie is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner of over 30 years, their young adults, and her mother.

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