Mixed Race Relationships and Parenting. Weekly Calls Sundays at 9 pm EST / 6 pm
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The groups will hold a weekly conference call for one hour every week. In between calls, an email thread will connect the community and allow further ways of communicating with the other members throughout the week. This group—Mixed Race Relationships and Parenting—will identify some of the ways in which racism manifests itself in our day-to-day partnerships and in our roles as parents, teachers, and community leaders. You will meet other people who care about eradicating racism, and learn together a common language. You’ll hear stories and history. You’ll form a community of activists that can create change. And you’ll learn how to mobilize other activists and become a leader in the conversation yourself. It will be led by Good Men Project Editors Emily LaDouceur and Jackie Summers.
Emily and Jackie hope to offer the group:
- Help in fostering healthy mixed race relationships of all kinds, including:
- Mixed race partnerships (beyond black and white, beyond heteronormativity)
- Parents of mixed race children
- Teachers and leaders who serve mixed race populations
- Tools for navigating incidents of bias in mixed race relationships
- Resources for families and community partners
Our next Mixed Race Relationships group starts March 5, 2017 and will be held weekly on Sundays at 9:00 pm EST / 6:00 pm PST.
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