The Challenge

As US racial divisions and inequities grow sharper and more painful, the work of envisioning and creating systems of authentic racial inclusion and belonging in the United States remains work in progress. We believe that reversing the trend must begin in our homes, schools, and communities with our children’s hearts and minds.

At EmbraceRace, we identify, organize – and, as needed, create – the tools, resources, discussion spaces, and networks we need to meet 4 goals:

  • Nurture resilience in children of color
  • Nurture inclusive, empathetic children of all stripes
  • Raise kids who think critically about racial inequity
  • Support a movement of kid and adult racial justice advocates for all children

Who is EmbraceRace? 

EmbraceRace was founded in early 2016 by two parents (one Black, the other multiracial Black/White) who set out to create the community and gather the resources they needed (need!) to meet the challenges they face raising children in a world where race matters. Get to know our leaders. In addition, we are supported by our wonderful National Advisory Team.

Since that time, EmbraceRace has grown into a multiracial community of parents, teachers, experts, and other caring adults who support each other to meet the challenges that race poses to our children, families, and communities.

Key Achievements from March 2016-March 2020

  • 170+ original articles and personal stories, 100+ authors and storytellers
  • 34 Talking Kids & Race webinars, 60+ expert guests, up to 9000 registrants per session.
  • Regular monthly newsletter and mailings to 30K+ subscribers; over 90 curated links shared monthly to over 28K+ Facebook fans
  • Partnerships with national, regional, and local organizations including the American Psychological Association, The Eric Carle Museum for Picture Book Art, Optum Health, Amherst Media, and the Prejudice and Intergroup Relations Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


We Need Your Support

Our resources and community have grown through the generous support from the Kellogg Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Homestead Foundation, the Eastman Foundation, and from over 600+ individual donors. Help us continue to produce great content and programming and to continue to build community momentum.