Supporting our Children's Racial Identities

Please join us for a dinner conversation about race and family identity with local writer Sharon H. Chang https://sharonhchang.com/. This is a community-building event for Meridian families of color to provide a supportive space for families who share and connect their unique experiences as people of color and members of underrepresented communities. Families of color includes families in which any member of your family unit identifies as a person of color. People of color is a common term that describes people whose heritage is from underrepresented racial and ethnic communities in the USA and covers all and any peoples who identify as Native American, African/Black, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern, Pacific Island, multiracial or mixed race. Meridian offers other school-wide diversity events and opportunities open to all.

Our conversation with Ms. Chang: We define our racial selves by identifying and positioning within a politicized landscape. In the current tense racial climate, supporting our children in who they are is more important than ever. At the same time, how do we support each other as community, family, parents, and kids? Especially when people of color don't all hold the same identities and often within our families we don't all hold the same identities either. What is race? What is Mixed Race? Light-skinned, white passing? These conversations can be hard to have but are so critical and necessary.

When: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: The Meridian School Gymnasium
Family dinner provided from 6:00-6:30 pm
Childcare provided for children 5 and older

Please contact Yaneth Vrentas at yvrentas@meridianschool.edu for any questions.
We look forward to seeing your family there.
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