On Saturday, May 13th, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Plymouth Church (2717 E. Hampshire St.), Dr. Erin Winkler and Ex Fabula have teamed up to host an interactive presentation called "Talking to Kids About Race."
There is a myth in popular culture that children don't notice race. This leads many parents, families, and educators to feel uncertain about discussing race and racism with young children or avoid the conversation entirely.
At this highly interactive event, attendees will explore the topic through stories, education, and discussion. First, we'll hear 3 true, personal stories from Ex Fabula Fellows, community members who have crafted stories that explore race and equity topics. Attendees will reflect on those stories and share their own experiences in small group conversations.
Then, Dr. Erin Winkler will speak about how young children start to notice race and how we can help them to understand racial identity, racism, and racial inequities in age-appropriate ways. After a Q&A with Dr. Winkler, the group will envision next steps that each of us can take to empower our children and ourselves to be anti-racists. At 11:30 a.m., the event will end with time for socializing and opportunities to connect with local anti-racist groups.
The event is free but space is limited. Those interested in attending can register in advance here. Free childcare is provided for those who register by May 11.