Raising children to build a just world is a life-long process, as well as a difficult challenge for parents to navigate. Join us for a two-part series with expert educator Dr. Nabina Liebow, who will take us through the learning and practical steps necessary to raise anti-racist children and help us create a cohort of race conscious parents in our community.
This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to understand how white supremacy and white privilege affect all parts of our lives and how to bring these ideas into conversation and action in parenting. It is meant as a beginning to this work, rather than to be comprehensive or all-encompassing.
Although we understand that life is unpredictable, we request that you commit to both Part 1 and Part 2 of this workshop in order to honor the learning process and receive the full benefit of this workshop. Attendance will be capped in order to create an intimate cohort of parents.
Part 1 (February 3, 8:00-9:30 PM): Discussing race and racism with your children is a vital part of antiracist and race conscious parenting. But some people might feel a little rusty on the basics! In the first part of the workshop, Dr. Liebow will give a “Crash Course in Racial Literacy” to provide an important framework and context for race conscious parenting. This session will go over the basics of anti-racist thought and ideology, as well as challenge participants to explore their own biases and thought processes before they are able to address these ideas with their children. By the end of this session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of race, white supremacy, white privilege, and antiracism.
Part 2 (February 10, 8:00-9:30 PM): In the second part of the workshop, parents will learn strategies for helping their child develop an antiracist consciousness and how to apply concepts learned in the first session to raising their children.
This program is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC Parenting Center and Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility
The Mussar is a Jewish ethical education approach based on a branch of study which was popularized in the 11th century. It is a practice aimed at refining one’s character to become a better person through deep study and personal reflection centered on a set of Middot (soul traits) like humility, patience, and gratitude. Join Rabbi Steinlauf in a monthly Zoom room to learn about two Middot each month, each participant will be matched with an accountability partner, or chevruta, who you will be asked to check in with mid-way through each month.
The book Everyday Holiness is recommended reading for this course, but not required.
This course begins on February 8, 2022 and will meet every month for five months (Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 5, May 3, Jun 7 )
Class size is limited, so register early!
THREE TUESDAYS, MARCH 1, 8, and 15, 8:00-9:00 PM
FREE but registration is required
Led by Maria Blaeuer, Director of Programs and Outreach at Advocates for Justice and Education (AJE) and Lauren Siegel, Psy.D, Director of Clinical Services at the Kingsbury Wellness & Learning Group
This interactive three-part series is for DC families of school-aged children (ages 4-12) who suspect that their child might benefit from learning and/or behavioral supports. We will discuss what rights you have in terms of accessing support, how to obtain an evaluation through both public and private channels, what the evaluation process actually looks like, how to understand the landscape of available educational and behavioral support structures, and how to use your evaluation results to acquire support services, including through the DC public school system. Led by experts in the fields of neuropsychological assessments and education law and advocacy, each part of the series will include a formal presentation followed by lots of time for questions and discussion.