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Wednesday, October 16 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Engaging Youth Peer Network: Racial Biases in Our Children and Ourselves

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A growing body of research indicates that the best time to start engaging children on race is at a very young age, as their biases start to emerge but before those biases have become entrenched. Consider that by the time children enter kindergarten, most harbor biases of their own. That said, we also have promising insights into how to recognize and challenge the biases young people develop, and that we, their parents and caregivers, also have. Join the co-founder of EmbraceRace for a presentation and conversation that considers some of the evidence for racial bias and steps we can take to push back against it - in our children and ourselves.

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Wednesday October 16, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Denver/Houston/KC Room, 5th Floor Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60611