Sunday, June 91:00-4:00 PMBSI Library
- There is no fee to attend, but please register below so we know if we need to move to a larger space within the school.- Light refreshments will be served.- Program is for BSI adults: we regret that we cannot accommodate children or provide childcare.
About the Workshop:
Building Community & Conversation Across Lines of Difference
BSI celebrates its diverse community of students and families. Research suggests that building connections across identity differences, such as race and ethnicity, or even talking about these differences, can be challenging. Studies demonstrate that unconscious processes linked to identity difference - such as implicit bias, racial anxiety, and stereotype threat - can get in the way of efforts to build community, and to discuss identity with our children. Perception Institute will share insights regarding the benefits of a diverse school community and the challenges of naming and navigating identity differences. Parents and caregivers will learn concrete strategies to better engage across groups, deepen the sense of belonging for all of the BSI community, and better prepare our children for an increasingly diverse world.