Raising White Kids Workshop

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Presenter -- Jennifer Harvey

Powerful conundrums exist when it comes to raising white children in a society that is racially diverse, but full of racial injustice. How do we teach about race honestly, without making our children feel bad about being white?

Drawing on Dr. Harvey’s work in Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, we will explore together the challenges of nurturing anti-racist white identity and identify race-and justice-conscious strategies for doing so. Everyone is impacted by the ways white people raise white: this is a conversation and workshop for everyone.

Dr. Jennifer Harvey is a writer, speaker, and professor of religion at Drake University where she also serves as Faculty Director for the Crew Scholars Program. Her work focuses primarily on racial justice and white anti-racism.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library. Supported by Ames Pride, Ames Public Library Friends Foundation, Ames Public Library Friends Foundation Teen Advisory Group Collegiate United Methodist Church, Iowa State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Iowa State University Library.

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