This school year, The Children’s School has contracted with the nonprofit organization, Border Crossers, to train staff and parents in effective anti-racist interventions with our children. These trainings have been funded for the most part by the PTA and augmented by fundraising by the Undoing Racism Committee.
Parent Workshop: Talking About Race
- Location: The Children’s School
- Date: Saturday, 11/18
- Time: 9 a.m. – Noon
- Who Can Attend: Kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade parents, PTA Executive Board members, School Leadership Team members
- 50 slots available and they will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
- Ms. Yvette will be sending out a Sign Up Genius in the next couple of days.
TALKING ABOUT RACE FOR PARENTS: Raising Children for Racial Justice
“This training provides parents, guardians and caregivers with strategies for how to talk about race and racism with their children. Participants learn how children see race, gain skills for approaching age-appropriate conversations with a racial equity lens, and practice strategies to promote positive racial identity development in children.”
Staff Training Offered on Election Day
Fifty staff members, including all the teachers and paraprofessionals in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade and all the administrators, were trained on Election Day this year.
TALKING ABOUT RACE IN THE CLASSROOM: A Training for Educators Committed to Racial Justice:
“Through this training, educators strengthen their analysis of how racism manifests in schools and classrooms, enhance their understanding of how racism affects children, practice utilizing tools to address race and racism with students, and gain strategies to support a school-wide culture of respect, equity and inclusivity.
More Information & Resources
From bordercrossers.org: “Border Crossers’ mission is to train and empower educators to dismantle patterns of racism and injustice in our schools and communities. At Border Crossers, we envision a world where all young people learn and thrive in racially equitable, liberating, and empowering educational spaces.
Children are Not Colorblind (PDF)
The Lens of Systemic Oppression (PDF)