Let’s Talk! Talking about Race at Home

Saturday, August 17, 2019

National Museum of African American History & Culture

National Museum of African American History & Culture

Teaching for Change is honored to co-facilitate an event for parents of young children (ages 0-6) at the National Museum of African American History & Culture on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 9:30am – 2:00pm. Note that space is limited.

Update: The event is now full.

Program Description

The Early Childhood Education Initiative and the Teaching and Learning teams at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) are excited to present our first-ever “Let’s Talk” program for families. Led in partnership with Teaching for Change and Dr. Beverly Tatum, this special workshop will be an opportunity for parents and families to learn more about racial identity development in young children (ages 0-6), and to think critically about how you can engage with your child(ren) in age-appropriate ways to discuss tough questions about race at home. Families will leave with ideas for re-thinking the way that we approach the topic of race at home: from introducing critical literature on our bookshelf to starting new conversations at meal times. Join us for a morning of learning, reflection, and community.

We seek to impact the dialogue around race, racism and other challenging topics through work with educators, parents and the general public. Through our programming we will investigate race and racism in society, the legacy of race in American society, the institution’s and the individual’s role in fostering inclusion, the benefits in having open dialogue about race and racism, and tools to foster conversation with students and others.

Special Guest Presenter

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum is a psychologist, administrator, and educator who has conducted research and written books on the topic of racism. She has focused on race in education, racial identity development in teenagers, and assimilation of black families and youth in white neighborhoods. Dr. Tatum served as the president of Spelman College from 2002 to 2015, and is the author of the widely acclaimed book “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria” And Other Conversations About Race.