Dear BFS Families,
I hope that this message finds you experiencing some moments of peace during these first few days of summer. In an effort to uphold our continued commitment to our community’s growth and development within social justice practice and support partnerships that offer meaningful opportunities, I’m reaching out to share with you two upcoming important offerings.
Both of these worthy events are panel discussions with diversity, equity, and inclusion leaders around the country.
- The first event, “How to talk to kids about race” is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 3pm EST, is presented by Seattle Girls School and is open to families across the country. Registration is required to receive the zoom link.
- The second event “How to Raise & Teach Anti-Racist Kids” is a Facebook live event on Thursday from 7:00-8:30.
Wednesday, June 17 | 12 PM PST (3PM EST)
Many people feel helpless in the wake of George Floyd’s brutal murder and protests across our country. They don’t know how to combat systemic racism—even talking about it is hard and talking about it with children is even more difficult. Join us as we discuss this critical moment and how we can empower our children and ourselves to build a more equitable world.The speakers have designed this program to be relevant to families of all races. If you have specific questions you would like them to address, please include them on your RSVP form. A Zoom link will be sent the evening prior to all respondents.
Thursday June 18th 7:00pm
In the aftermath of tragic events and traumatic experiences, children look to the adults in their lives—families, caregivers, and educators—not only to provide comfort and make sense of those lived experiences but also to offer guidance in how to imagine a better world.
But adults don’t always have the answers. We, too, need guidance and support.
The first half of the event will be a panel discussion hosted by Kwame Alexander with Q&A to follow.
In Friendship and Partnership,