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Anti-Racism Parenting Group via Zoom

Date: July 27, Aug 24, September 28, October 26, November 16
Time: 11:30-1
Facilitated by: Lori Rothstein
Group size max: 13 people.
Cost: $120 a person (includes 5 sessions)* Scholarships Available
Registration Required: We ask that those that register can attend at least 4 out of the 5 sessions to the benefit of group learning. *Group tuition does not include materials for pre work. This group is recommended for parents/guardians that have children Birth to 5th grade. If we have enough interest we would look at an Evening Anti-Racism Parenting Group and a 6th grade and Up Anti-Racism Parenting Group – reach out to us at programs@mycche.org.
What does it mean to be anti-racist and how should adults talk to kids about race and racism?  In this antiracist parenting cohort we learn together as we strive to raise kids who think critically about racial inequity. From personal reflection, to unlearning history, to practicing what to say when your child makes a racially biased comment, together we’ll build our race conscious parenting toolkits.  
  1. Setting intentions. Reflect on your intentions around race conscious parenting. Meet the cohort who will be with you on this journey. (Prework: Guided personal reflection handout).
  2. Digging into antiracist parenting. Discussion on the book Me and White Supremacy. (Prework: Taking the 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor)
  3. Raising race-conscious kids. Practice responding to racially biased comments, learn to talk about white privilege, and take a look at racial identity development theory. (Prework: short articles and podcasts).
  4. Unlearning. Gain a new understanding of history and structural racism. (Prework: TBD book or podcast series).
  5. Building your anti-racist parenting toolkit. Participate in an age-appropriate resource share. (Prework: Resource gathering).

Presenter: Lori Rothstein, U of MN Extension

Lori Rothstein brings a host of experiences in community development – from northern Minnesota to Namibia – to Extension’s Leadership and Civic Engagement team. Before joining Extension in 2010, Lori was a training and facilitation specialist for Tetra Tech ARD in Burlington, VT. There, Lori facilitated strategic planning efforts and provided training on engaging all community members to USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development)-funded projects worldwide. Before that, she worked for Extension’s Horizons program, coaching five rural Minnesota communities through an 18-month process to reduce the effects of poverty through community action. Lori also has experience as a Crisis Corps Volunteer in Kenya, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia, an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Alaska, as well as an educator and consultant for projects worldwide.

Lori is a MN Extensions Center for Community Vitality Educator. Extension’s Center for Community Vitality helps communities in Minnesota make important choices. Our educators will work with your community to address questions or concerns on economics, leadership and civic engagement, and tourism.

Member: International Association of Positive Psychology, Minnesota Association of Community and Leadership Education Professionals (MACLEP), National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP)

Certifications and Affiliations: Bar-On EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360; Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator; Technology of Participation Training in Group Methods; Strategic Planning and Facilitating Conciliation; LeadershipPlenty (Pew Partnership for Civic Change); Study Circles (Everyday Democracy); Certified Faculty Developer

Awards:Excellence in Teamwork, NACDEP, 2014; Early Career Award, MACLEP, 2013; Excellence in Programming (Team), MACLEP, 2013; NACDEP Educational Package Award, 2013; Award for Excellence in Educational Materials (Individual), MACLEP, 2012; Award for Excellence in Educational Materials (Team), MACLEP, 2012; Award for Excellence in Programming, MACLEP, 2011; Award for Excellence in Research, MACLEP, 2011

Programming fully funded by Cook County Higher Education

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July 27, 2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Cook County Higher Education

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