May 2, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm, in East Lansing, Michigan
RAISING WHITE KIDS: BRINGING UP CHILDREN IN A RACIALLY UNJUST AMERICA — BOOK TALK & SIGNING WITH AUTHOR JENNIFER HARVEY
Join us from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the East Lansing Public Library for an evening with author Jennifer Harvey as she talks about her newest book, Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America. This book talk and signing is free and open to the public.
Dr. Jennifer Harvey is a writer, speaker, and professor at Drake University whose work focuses on racial justice and white anti-racism. Dr. Harvey contributes to CNN, NPR, The New York Times, and Huffington Post. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa.
Copies of Raising White Kids will be available for purchase and signing.
About Raising White Kids
Raising White Kids is for families, educators, and communities who want to equip their children to be active and able participants in a racially diverse society. For white people who are committed to equity and justice, living in a nation that remains racially unjust and deeply segregated creates unique conundrums. These conundrums begin early in life and impact the racial development of white children in powerful ways.
What can we do within our homes, communities and schools to foster anti-racist consciousness in white children? How do we talk honestly about racism and white privilege? How can we equip white children and youth to recognize and address racism when they encounter it? Most importantly, how do we do any of this in age-appropriate ways?
Raising White Kids is a practical guide with helpful examples that will equip family members, teachers, clergy, youth workers and others to talk openly and honestly with white children and youth about race and the role they can play in confronting racism.
As Dr. Harvey says in Raising White Kids:
“Race-conscious parenting is an approach that insists on noticing and naming race early and often…This approach stands in dramatic and stark contrast to color-blindness. Our children can grow into citizens, neighbors, friends, and family members able to resist, dissent, create and construct as we equip them through race-conscious nurture toward healthy white identity, today, tomorrow and throughout their lives.”