Talking to Children About Racism Part 3: Movements for Change

As parents, how do we help our children understand what is happening in our communities and around the world? This webinar provides practical suggestions and concrete strategies for caregivers to navigate today’s complicated social landscape with their kids

This webinar will explore concrete ways to talk to your children about movements for change. The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, exposed the long history of systemic racism in this country and provoked nationwide protests. As parents, how do we help our children understand what is happening in our communities and around the world? This webinar provides practical suggestions and concrete strategies for caregivers to navigate today’s complicated social landscape with their kids

At Bethany, we're committed to speaking out about the individual, systemic, and institutional racism in our country that causes people from diverse races, nations, and cultures to not be treated like they are uniquely made in the image of their Creator.

Can you relate to any of the following questions:

  • “Mommy, why are people marching?”
  • “Is it wise to bring children to peaceful demonstrations? My concern is that there will be someone there who disagrees and shouts hateful words at us.”
  • How do my husband and I get on the same page about how much is too much to share with our kids?

This webinar will explore concrete ways to talk to your children about movements for change. The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, exposed the long history of systemic racism in this country and provoked nationwide protests. As parents, how do we help our children understand what is happening in our communities and around the world? This webinar provides practical suggestions and concrete strategies for caregivers to navigate today’s complicated social landscape with their kids.

Moderator

Kimberly Offutt, National Foster Care Adoption Director

Panelists

Donna Nicholson, Senior Director of Maternal & Infant Health and Clinical Services George Tyndall, Senior Vice President, National Administration Yesenia Fermin, Executive Director Rachel Willis, Vice President of Regional Operations

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