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Teaching and Learning About Race: Fantastic Practice in Late Elementary

Register to join us on July 28, 2022 from 8:30 to 9:30 pm ET

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Our goal of raising children to thrive in a healthy and just multiracial democracy necessitates an education system that supports honest and open teaching and learning about race and racism, past and present. It may be easier for some to envision these conversations about complex social issues among teenagers and their high school teachers. But we must also fight to protect the ability of teachers to guide young children toward foundational understandings of human diversity and social justice, too.

In this webinar, we will specifically focus on teaching late elementary school kids to be antiracist. What does healthy and developmentally appropriate teaching and learning about race look like with late elementary aged kids? Join us for a conversation to envision the education we must ensure for our children.

This conversation is the 3rd in a series called Organizing in Defense of Children’s Racial Learning. We're excited to be joined by educators and researchers Drs. Sarah SoonLing Blackburn and Onnie Rogers. Don't forget to register! We look forward to your comments and questions.

Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn

Dr. Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn is an educator, speaker and professional learning facilitator. Sarah has experience teaching at both the secondary and elementary levels and in 2011 was named Teacher of the Year at Lakeside Upper Elementary School in Lake Village, Arkansas. As a professional trainer, Sarah’s areas of focus have included workplace cultures, leadership skills, and diversity, equity and inclusion. She has designed and facilitated talks and workshops with schools and organizations across the country, including Learning for Justice, Microsoft and LinkedIn. Sarah is a LinkedIn Learning instructor and the author of a forthcoming book about Chinese American History for middle grade students. Sarah has an M.A. in Social Justice and Education from University College London’s Institute of Education and an Ed.D. from Johns Hopkins University. She is based out of Oxford, Mississippi. More about Sarah-SoonLing >
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Onnie Rogers

Dr. Onnie Rogers is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University where she directs the DICE lab (Development of Identities in Cultural Environments). A developmental psychologist and identity scholar, Rogers is interested in social and educational inequities and the mechanisms through which macro-level disparities are both perpetuated and disrupted at the micro-level of identities and relationships. Her projects focus on how children and adolescents make sense of their racial, ethnic and gender identities; how cultural stereotypes and expectations shape the development and intersectionality of these identities; and the ways in which multiple identities influence adolescents’ social-emotional and academic outcomes. More about Onnie >
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