Talking to Children about Race


Anne Arundel County Public Schools and Kindness Grows Here will co-sponsor a virtual forum next week to help adults talk to children about issues surrounding race.

The forum will feature six parents of elementary school students who will share their experiences and perspectives about talking with their children about these often-difficult issues. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, and will be streamed live on AACPS’ YouTube channel and broadcast live on AACPS-TV, AACPS-TV, which can be found on Channel 96 on Comcast and Broadstripe, and Channel 36 on Verizon. High definition broadcasts can be seen on Channel 996 on Comcast, Channel 496 on Broadstripe, and Channel 1961 on Verizon. The forum is expected to end at 8:00 p.m.

We hope this will be an engaging discussion. We ask those watching to participate by asking questions in the comments on the YouTube link.

There is much to discuss. This conversation will by no means cover every topic. And we don’t have all the answers. But it is in having the conversation that we all learn. We hope this event will help parents feel more comfortable having conversations about race with their children.

At the end of the forum we will share resources (videos, books, articles) that parents can use moving forward to start and continue the conversation with their children.

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