Wed, Jan 26, 2021 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm

  • By age three, children start forming judgments about others based on racial differences. By Kindergarten, children perceive that different racial groups have different social status and can make friendship choices based on race. So, how are you talking to your child about race? (And if you're not, it's not too late to start.) At a time where being both a successful caregiver and learning about racial injustice, bias and privilege can feel overwhelming, join us in conversation on Jan 26 from 6pm - 7:30 pm to critically think through and help answer: Are you raising an anti-racist?

    ​​This is an essential topic for every caregiver regardless of race.

  • We believe that raising an anti-racist child is an evolving and intentional personal journey, fueled by talking, listening and learning. We also believe in the strength of our community, connection and humanity to support and further our collective journey. We're bringing these concepts together in an engaging and dynamic 90-minute speaker event that will be uniquely held in two formats:

    • First, a discussion featuring facilitator Charmaine Pattinson, Founder of Plinkit, a leading online child development resource, with Misasha Suzuki Graham, Plinkit contributor and Co-Founder of the award-winning Dear White Women podcast and co-Author of Dear White Women: Let's Get (Un)comfortable Talking About Racism, as they share a practical approach to helping caregivers better understand the day-to-day impact of raising an anti-racist. Together, Charmaine and Misasha will share practical tips and the fundamental questions caregivers should be asking on an ongoing basis to encourage children to be critical thinkers about what they are learning and how they are learning it. As children continue to wonder and ask questions about what they notice every day, Charmaine and Misasha will share a playbook for how to navigate these essential conversations.

    • Then, an interactive community dialogue in small-group discussions. This will be a unique opportunity to practice navigating complex questions and to connect with community members about personal experiences. The magic in this session will be in not only having your personal questions addressed, but in also learning from the questions of community members.

    This event is especially helpful if you’ve ever wondered about being too heavy-handed, not saying enough, saying the wrong thing, afraid of making mistakes or don’t know where to start.

    Please send any questions you would like particularly addressed in advance to hello@myplinkit.com.

    Join us via Zoom:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87577754098?pwd=eU1ZV3NmaWEzRlk4ZTh4N1FyREFNUT09
    Meeting ID: 875 7775 4098
    Passcode: 412412

    Learn more on Plinkit: How to Talk to Your Child About Race and How to Talk to Your Child About Racism.

     

    ABOUT PLINKIT

    This event is brought to you by Plinkit, a leading online childhood development resource for caregivers of young children. Plinkit provides an essential roadmap for navigating the most common hurdles and milestones of raising children. Its expertly distilled content is developed by early childhood professionals and designed for intentional caregivers and educators.

    Plinkit has been featured in several publications including Forbes, New York Magazine and Martha Stewart Living, and has been invited to participate at the LEGO Idea Conference. The company hosts masterclasses among progressive employers, career development networks and preschool and elementary school communities.