District and Public Library Explore Racial Identity and How It Affects Us

Dr. Erin Winkler will help adults navigate race in a meaningful way in a program titled “Talking About Race: Understanding Racial Identity Development and How It Affects Us.”  The program will be held online via Zoom at 10:30 AM on Saturday, October 24th; more information can be found at shorewoodlibrary.org.

Many adults wish to help children and youth understand and navigate their racial identity development processes. In order to do so, adults must first understand these processes and how they affect us all. Winkler will share some racial identity development models and explain how our understandings of racialized issues in our daily lives are related our own racial identity development processes. Lastly, Winkler discuss some ways in which racial identity development affects children and youth specifically. Participants will engage in reflection throughout the presentation, and there will be time for questions and answers at the end of the discussion.

Winkler is an associate professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She earned her Ph.D. in African American Studies at the University of California-Berkeley and was a postdoctoral fellow in African American Studies at Northwestern University.  She is the author of the book, Learning Race, Learning Place: Shaping Racial Identities and Ideas in African American Childhoods.

This program is co-sponsored by the Shorewood Public Library and the Shorewood School District.  It is free and open to the public.

More information is available at http://www.shorewoodlibrary.org/.