Event Phone: 828-698-0674
- Talking to Young Children About Race
March 11, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Children and Family Resource Center (CFRC) will hold its second session on Talking to Young Children About Race on Monday, March 11, 2019, from 6-8pm at Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville. This event, offered in partnership with Henderson County’s Western Carolina Community Action (WCCA), will pick up where our last panel discussion left off in May 2018. At this previous panel event, many of the 100 participants expressed a desire to look more closely at their own beliefs and experiences around race in order to best guide their children and students in developing responsible and informed attitudes regarding race. In the upcoming March session, CFRC and WCCA will provide families and caregivers with the opportunity for group discussions with other families, early childhood teaching staff, home visitors, and community members, facilitated by previous panel members and other community leaders. In these small group discussions, we will examine messages around race that may intentionally or unintentionally be shared with children and consider ways to become more thoughtful and deliberate about these messages. Parents and teachers are in a powerful position to contribute to creating more equity in the world through their own example and with their loving and intentional care of children. This session will be followed up with monthly Equity Circles for caregivers to support one another in creating lasting change in our community.
Doors Open 5:45 (if you will be dropping children off in childcare, please be sure to arrive early!)
FREE CHILDCARE and REFRESHMENTS
Venue: Grace Lutheran Church