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Rescheduled Webinar: Talking with Children about Race - a Developmental Approach
A practical, developmentally grounded discussion for both parents and professionals working to support foster and adoptive parents who are parenting children of color. In this webinar, we will help you learn how to talk with children of color about their personal adoption stories, adoptism, racism and racial pride in the context of the white supremacy that permeates their world and ours. We will explore how to introduce and expand conversations in a manner reflective of developmental stages. Participants will be presented with examples of how families, educators and scholars think and strategize for balancing race-based pride with discussing the realities of oppression. This webinar is for all members of the adoption constellation and adoption professionals.
Malaika Parker, former Director of Pact’s Adoptive Parents of Color Collective, is herself a Black adoptive parent of color who works to design resources and create community for adoptive families headed by people of color. She understands firsthand how hard-and important-it is for same-race adoptive parents to find resources that apply to their own family dynamics as opposed to those that apply to family led by white parents. Malaika is the founder of Hummingbird Urban Farming Collective and previously worked as Director of Community Engagement for Justice Matters and the Director of Bay Area PoliceWatch, a project of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. She has a Master’s degree in Social Justice and Equity in Education, and received a 2020 Women of Color LeadStrong fellowship from the LeaderSpring Center.
Malaika is now the Executive Director of the Black Organizing Project, and is on Pact's Board of Directors.
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