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We Will: Navigating Conversations on Race with Children

  • Bubbles Academy 2184 N Elston, Chicago, Illinois 60614 (map)

Children are our greatest gift and responsibility. Preparing our children for a complex world that is culturally diverse and constantly evolving, requires intentionality, self-reflection and skills to talk about race and racism. Come meet other parents who are interested in lifelong learning, striving for cultural humility and raising children with loving accountability In this interactive workshop, facilitated by Corrie Wallace and Sarah Dennis, Ph.D. Participants will explore their intersecting identities and learn about various tools (including children's books) to nurture racially literate children. 

Corrie Wallace is a bilingual, anti-oppression educator and organizer dedicated to building collaborative partnerships that enrich the lives of marginalized people through community outreach. She served as Niles District 219 Director of Equity, leading initiatives and interventions towards ensuring a quality education for every student, regardless of racial, ethnic, cultural or socio-economic background. She's the Chicagoland SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) coordinator with expertise in parent education and empowerment, and has presented on a variety of topics at numerous conferences across the USA

Sarah E. Dennis, Ph.D., has been teaching teachers and providing professional development and coaching for over 15 years at NYU, Loyola University, Roosevelt University, Erikson Institute, and the Ounce of Prevention Fund. She is the founder and co-leader of the Illinois state chapter of NAME (the National Association for Multicultural Education: Advancing and Advocating for Social Justice & Equity) and the founder and co-leader of Families for Racial Justice Chicago. She is in training with various anti-racism and diversity groups, and striving to be an anti-racist organizer who has the largest impact possible towards empowering parents, teachers, and all people to reclaim their power, and collaborate to undo racism in systems in the United States.