Announcement: Families Of Color Seattle to Host Community Dialogues on Race and Family

As featured in the International Examiner:

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Families Of Color Seattle (FOCS), a local nonprofit that is building a loving community of families of color and connecting parents, will host a special series of five community workshops on race and family beginning next month. FOCS will feature keynote book authors, local experts, parents and community members. The dialogues looking at what it means to raise a family in a racialized society, are open to all. Attendance is free. Childcare will be provided.

The series will kick off with Talking Race, Identity & Racism on Saturday, October 10, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Seattle Girls’ School. The first keynote speaker will be Sharon Chang, an accomplished author, scholar, parent and activist, and author of Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children In a Post-Racial World. “As a mother myself, I want my son to have lots of opportunities and resources to ask questions and find answers for himself around who he is and becoming his whole self,” says Chang. Also, Youth Undoing InstitutionalizedRacism will lead a brief workshop to start the series.”

 

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