SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
RAISING MIXED KIDS: Parenting WORKSHOP WITH SHARON CHANG
ADMISSION BY DONATION
EMPOWERING MIXED RACE CHILDREN IN A RACIALIZED WORLD
SHARON H. CHANG AUTHOR | SCHOLAR | ACTIVIST
How do we have transformative race conversations with multi-racial children when most grownups aren't even able to so with each other? Is it possible to create an environment for mixed children that leaves them liberated, informed, and empowered to make change? Research shows children as young as 6 months old are able to categorize people by race. By 4 and 5-years-old children have used racial reasoning to discriminate against their peers. Studies also shows children's biased attitudes are not directly correlated to those of their parents and caregivers. That's because our children see and hear everything and racism is woven into the very fabric of society. But what does all this mean for mixed race children growing up across racial boundaries? How can we raise multiracial kids to feel good about themselves in a raced world? Please join Hapa-palooza Festival and parent educator Sharon H. Chang for the North American launch of her new book, Raising Mixed Race, and to dialogue on ways we can healthily talk about race with our mixed children at a time in their lives when it's most critical.
Heartwood Community Cafe, 317 E. Broadway, Vancouver BC
Sharon H. Chang is an author, scholar, sociologist and activist. She writes primarily on racism and social justice with a feminist lens. Her pieces have been featured in Racism Review, Hyphen Magazine, ParentMap Magazine, AAPI Voices and on her own blog Multiracial Asian Families. She also sits on the board for Families of Color Seattle and is part of the planning committee for the biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference.