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"How to Raise Antiracist Kids: An Interactive Presentation"  

"How to Raise Anti-Racist Kids: An Interactive Presentation," co-sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development; the Diversity Office; the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; and the Africana Studies Program, will be offered virtually on Monday, November 16, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, in Teams.

Professor Angela Kariotis Kotsonis speaking with actors on stage.

Professor Angela Kotsonis

The presenter at this event will be Prof. Angela Kotsonis, an Instructor in the College of Communication and the Arts. According to Prof. Kotsonis, "If we want to affirm Black life, we have to change the way we teach white children. The most important education is the one we learn at home. White parents can learn alongside their children modeling the bravery required to bend the arc of justice. Children may not listen to what we say; but they watch everything we do. Anti-racism is something we have to do together."

Participants in past iterations of this workshops have said:
“I feel like this is a very hard topic to cover and it was done very well and in an inviting way.”
“This gave me great examples of what to do as a parent.”
“It was a very impactful training.”

A tool kit will be offered to all participants to support the conversations at home.

Prof. Kotsonis is a future aesthetics performance artist writing about race, ethnicity, and class in America. For her teaching, Kariotis integrates social emotional learning (SEL) practices, contemplative learning, and restorative circles into her pedagogy. Her work is hyper focused on classroom inclusivity and active learning. She teaches professional development workshops in arts integration using applied and devised theater practices across the curriculum. This fall, she is finishing her term as Instructor of Communication in the College of Communication and the Arts. For more information about her work, collaborations, and available community workshops, visit her website.

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Categories: Arts and Culture