Webinar: Dear White People: Becoming an Antiracist Adoptive Parent
The opposite of being a racist is to be an antiracist. By very young ages, children are thinking a lot about fairness. This makes them natural social justice advocates, which is something you can model and nurture. No matter what your child’s race, learn how to talk with them about all “-isms,” including anti-Black and Brown racism and our history of white supremacy. Remember, silence speaks volumes. All of us, and white people in particular, have to push beyond self-examination into action. For those of us parenting children across racial lines, we must think about how to instill in them not just the horror of racism but the beauty, creativity, resilience, and resistance of their racial heritage. If you haven’t already, join the conversation today. It matters.
The Zoom link for this webinar will be sent out 1 week prior to the live event. All webinars are recorded and shared with paid registrants within 1 week of the event.
Presented by Beth Hall, Executive Director of Pact. Beth Hall is an adoption educator who, co-founded Pact, An Adoption Alliance, which is a multicultural anti-racist adoption organization dedicated to addressing essential issues affecting adopted children of color. Pact offers lifelong support and placement services for birth and adoptive families with adopted kids of color. A national speaker, she is also the author of numerous articles and a book, Inside Transracial Adoption, which is filled with personal stories, practical suggestions, and theory, and delivers the message that race matters, racism is alive, and families built transracially can develop strong and binding ties.
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