Race still matters today in the United States. On Saturday, May 13, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., a workshop focused on identity development and cultural norms will offer Bellingham families ways to go beyond the superficial notion of colorblindness to see and challenge the ways that privilege still shapes our lives.
Presenters from The Well in Seattle will lead the workshop’s discussion on how narratives and counter-narratives shape our children's personal and racial identity development.
Adults attending will learn how the stories we unintentionally tell our children can cause negative views of people of color that detrimentally affect both white children and children of color. ASL interpretation will be provided.
A concurrent session for children will use art, music, movement, and storytelling to grow confidence and self-esteem while fostering empathy for people of color and other marginalized groups. Snacks will be provided for the children.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. A limited number of discounted tickets are available. Get tickets at http://kidsandraceinbellingham.brownpapertickets.com.
This workshop is part of a project between The Well and Columbia City Church of Hope in Seattle, Washington. In Bellingham, it will be hosted at First Congregational Church (2401 Cornwall Avenue) and is made possible by a #ProjectNeighborly grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation and in collaboration with Whatcom Peace & Justice Center and Children's CommUNITY.
The workshop is especially suited for preschool through elementary aged children, their parents and their educators.
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