Parent Ed: “Kids and Race: Changing the Narrative”
The Parent Education Series Sponsored by the FPE PTA Presents:
“Kids and Race: Changing the Narrative”
Wednesday May 9th, 6:15-7:45pm
Kids + Race empowers adults and children to take responsibility for dismantling racism through honest conversations and loving action.
Parents will learn about:
- Race in Media
- Racial Identity Development
- Colorblindness and Racial Identity Education
- Action Steps
Q & A (as time allows)
Race still matters in America today. How can we raise children who go beyond the superficial notion of colorblindness to see and challenge the ways that privilege still shapes our lives? How can parents prepare to seize the teachable moments that arise when we least expect them?
This workshop will focus on identity development and cultural norms. Presenters will discuss how narratives and counter-narratives shape our children's personal and racial identity development.
This workshop will be led by Jasen Frelot. Jasen is a father, husband, community organizer, early childhood educator and social justice advocate based in Seattle. He is the founder and Executive Director of Kids + Race, a new non-profit organization focused on educating parents on how they impact their children’s racial identity development. Jasen is also the founding director of Columbia City Preschool of Arts and Culture, a preschool founded on the principles of racial equity.
Jasen's work has been featured on KUOW, King 5, The Seattle Times, Real Change, and Parentmap Magazine. Jasen lives in Seattle with his wife and young children.