Please join us Thursday, Oct 22, evening
5:30 Refreshments in lobby
6:00 PA news and business in the auditorium
6:30 Speaker Ama Codjoe
TOPIC: “CHILDREN ARE NOT COLORBLIND”
What are the dangers of the “colorblind” myth? How can parents talk to their children directly about race? What stops us from having these conversations? Parents will leave the interactive session with an understanding of why talking with children about race is important and having practiced how to have tough conversations about race, difference, and privilege. Come ready to share, risk, learn, and listen. In preparation for our time together please read (and bring) the attached PDF, “Children are Not Colorblind: How Young Children Learn Race”.
Ama Codjoe was raised in Youngstown, Ohio with roots in Memphis and Accra. Ama is the Director of the DreamYard Art Center in the Bronx, NY. She was a Presidential Fellow at Ohio State University where she received her M.F.A. in Dance Performance and a graduate of Brown University. Ama has led anti-oppression trainings and workshops for the DreamYard Art Center, Pratt Institute, and the New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE).
Childcare and pizza will be provided (free!). Please RSVP by 10/21/15 at 5 PM
Childcare will start at 5 PM for those children who RSVP and are participating in EVCS after-school on Thursday