Kids See Color: Talking to Kids About Race

Kids See Color: Talking to Kids about Race
Posted on 12/11/2018
Kids See ColorSaturday, January 26th, 2019 • 1:00 - 3:00p.m. • East End Community School

Portland is the most racially diverse school district in Maine, an attractive community asset for many parents. However, many of us have been socialized to not talk about race. Our kids do see color. They have experiences with and questions about race. How we model race-positive conversations at home influences our children's understanding of their world, and their emerging friendships. This workshop is for parents/guardians of newborns to grade 5.

Presenter Biographies
Catherine Maryse Anderson:
Catherine is a former PPS teacher, facilitator, and life long learner in Portland, Maine. She is an adoptive and biological parent of Black and biracial teenage sons, and a champion of public schools.

Erica King: Erica is a Policy Associate at the USM's Muskie School of Public Service. Much of her work has focused  on promoting gender and racial equity and data driven practices across justice and education settings. She is also a parent to biracial children.