What is the Color-Brave Community (CBC)?
We are an online community of learning and practice where parents and educators to young children (0-8 years) learn from and with each other to create spaces that nourish Black and Indigenous children and children of color (BIPOC), children who fully embrace their own - and each others’ - humanity. Supporting adults to raise all children to embrace their own and each others' humanity is part of the larger work of EmbraceRace. But because the needs and aspirations of BIPOC children are so often de-centered, the EmbraceRace Color-Brave Community centers them.
Who is the CBC for?
Parents, family members, educators, or other adults caring for one or more young (0-8) BIPOC children.
What does the CBC offer?
Social Learning Group (SLG) on Facebook
Our Color-Brave Community Social Learning Group is hosted on Facebook. It's a private group made up of families and educators of BIPOC children to learn, self-examine and share experiences with one another. Through monthly themes, webinars (the webinars are open to the entire ER community), Facebook reflections, a resource repository and weekly discussions, the group comes together to build their capacity to support and sustain Color-Brave BIPOC children.
Every other month, as part of our monthly Talking Race & Kids webinar series, we feature a webinar that focuses on issues relevant to raising and mentoring children in early childhood and expound on it in our SLGs and COLPs.
Communities of Learning & Practice (COLP)
New COLPs will start three times a year and participation will be determined via an application process. Each COLP will be made up of a small group of individuals who are committed to doing the work of supporting young BIPOC children to be brave, thoughtful, and informed about race. The groups will meet for 5 one-hour sessions that will be held every other week. These are not sit and get training sessions but rather a chance to explore ideas, share experiences, and learn from and with others in the group.
- Find out more and apply to our upcoming COLP sessions! The next cycle runs from the week of April 11th through the week of June 6th and will focus on building relationships and solidarity among children of color. Apply by April 8th for the upcoming session!
Are you a guardian, parent or teacher raising and mentoring one or more BIPOC children ages 0 to 8? Consider joining and building this learning community with us from the start!
- Join the Color-Brave Community's Social Learning Group on FaceBook. Here's where you'll meet your peers, participate in moderated discussions and learn about monthly webinars and weekly Zoom discussions.
- Apply to join one of our Communities of Learning and Practice - apply by April 8th for the upcoming session!
- Any questions/concerns? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Childhood Resources
Supporting Healthy Racial Learning in Early Childhood - myriad resources from EmbraceRace
Related learning modules organized by community questions
- How can families and educators collaborate to promote healthy racial learning?
- What is the personal race work I can do as an adult?
- How can I use picture books to talk about race?
- How can I help my children of color develop a healthy racial identity?
- How do I talk about race with young children?
- Why is it important to talk to children about race?