Sensitive Conversations: How Do You Begin A Conversation About Racism?
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About The Event
Have you ever felt uncomfortable about your child’s questions about race and racism? Have you ever been embarrassed by comments your child makes about “others”? Wondering when and how to bring up conversation about race? Wondering how to equip your child with the skills to resist bias? Join us on Wednesday March 13th to discuss the when, why and how to begin conversations about race and racism with your child. Registration for this free event is appreciated but, not required. Our special facilitators for the evening are Virginia Hanson and Rupa Ryan Kryzer.
Virginia Hanson is the lead teacher of the Roadrunner preschool room at Univeristy of St. Thomas Child Development Center. She has been working with young children for 18 years and finds joy in her work on a daily basis. Ginna enjoys learning new things and consider herself a lifelong learner. Currently, she is finishing up double majors in Family Studies and Theology. If she's not taking a college course, Ginna is “researching” some sort of topic on her own or learning a new skill in a community education class. She is passionate about nature and the outdoors and has put her passion to good use as a Minnesota Master Naturalist and regular volunteer at Dodge Nature Center. Ginna enjoys spending time with family, reading, gardening, snowshoeing, boating, camping, hiking, biking and exploring Minnesota.
Rupa Ryan Kryzer is a graduate student of Holistic Health Studies at St. Catherine University and is also the Program Support Specialist at the UST Child Development Center. Rupa lives an active lifestyle; swimming, running and yoga are some of her favorite activities, as well as exploring new places to camp, hike and bike with her wife, Carly. They live in Southwest Minneapolis.