Parenting with Social Justice in Mind
In Collaboration with the Vice President for Diversity's Office
Carmen Rivera and Monica Rivera
This session will include parenting experts who have it all figured out and never ever mess anything up. Just kidding. Let’s be real, being a parent/guardian/auntie/influencer-of-small-humans is hard-freakin-work. From the seemingly constant need to educate them about All. Of. The. Things. (seriously, why can’t they come pre-programed??), to the profound pressure to not only keep them alive but also grow them into the kind, compassionate and socially conscious adults needed to lead our movements. Even the most well-intentioned of us struggle for guidance when it comes to issues of privilege and oppression and most “parenting" books don't take identity into account while doling out advice. In this session we will NOT give advice. Rather, will explore some of the strategies that parents use while attempting to raise socially conscious humans. While this session isn't only for parents, it is intended for folks who: 1. have (or will have) some level of direct influence over small humans as parents/family/guardians/teachers/babysitters/etc. and 2. come to the session with a baseline understanding of identity, power and privilege. Please feel free to bring your lunch along to this session.
Dates and Times:
March 27 - March 27, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Registration Deadline: March 13, 2018 12:00 PM
Registration is closed.
Alicia Sprague, 970-491-6544, Alicia.Sprague@colostate.edu