Webinar: Directly Addressing Bias and Stereotypes with Young Children and Families

Event Information

  • Starts: 3:30 pm on Thursday, October 21, 2021
  • Ends: 4:30 pm on Thursday, October 21, 2021
Equity & Social Justice Webinar Series Offering

Following up on the popular webinar, Talking with Children and Families about Differences and Equity, this session will help adults name and address incidences of bias regarding race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, and disability with young children (up to age 8). We will explore why it is important for adults to build their own awareness and skills for responding to bias and stereotypes as the first step in addressing these issues with children. We will address concerns that prevent us from explicitly addressing these topics with young children, and how to move past this hesitancy to directly talk with young children about stereotypes, bias, exclusion, and bullying based on differences.

PANELISTS:

Melody Brazo, education consultant

Ellie Friedland, clinical associate professor at BU Wheelock

Eleonora Villegas-Reimers, clinical professor, department chair for teaching & learning at BU Wheelock

MODERATOR:

Christina Dobbs, assistant professor at BU Wheelock

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