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CLoRE: Talking to Children About Race Dec. 9

Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity: "Talking to Children About Race" Dec. 9
Posted on 12/03/2020
Join Colorado Humanities, in partnership with Aurora Public Library, for the online panel discussion “Talking to Children About Race” on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. The presentation will be broadcast on the Aurora Public Library Facebook page as well as Colorado Humanities’ Facebook and YouTube pages.

“Talking to Children About Race” aims to provide parents and caregivers with skills to have discussions about racial equality at a pivotal time in our shared history. Dr. Rosemarie Allen will moderate the discussion. Allen is president and CEO of the Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence and an associate professor of early childhood education at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Featured panelists are Dorothy Shapland, Alissa Rausch and Omar Montgomery.

Dr. Dorothy Shapland is a Metropolitan State University of Denver assistant professor and founding member of the Division for Early Childhood’s Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice Council.

Dr. Alissa Rausch is on the University of Denver Research Faculty at the Positive Early Learning Experiences Center.

Omar Montgomery is President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Aurora Colorado and University of Colorado Denver director of Black Student Services.

To learn more or to register for this event, click here. This event is free to watch on social media.

This is the second event in Colorado Humanities’ “Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity: Conversations for One America” series. The goal of CLoRE is to drive a broad discussion across Colorado as well as inspire action around the issues of race and social justice in the state. The first panel presentation, ‘How Did We Get Here?’, can be found on the Colorado Humanities YouTube and Facebook pages as well as viewed below.

Community partners for this series include NAACP Aurora Colorado, History Colorado, Colorado Anti-Defamation League, Aurora Public Library, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Pine River Library, Colorado Council of Churches and Mexican Cultural Center Denver.

Sponsors include The Durango Herald, Arapahoe Libraries, and GroundFloor Media and CenterTable. Media sponsors include Rocky Mountain Public Media and The Durango Herald.

Colorado Humanities is the only Colorado organization exclusively dedicated to supporting humanities education for adults and children statewide. Celebrating its 46th year and its 16th year as host for the Colorado Center for the Book, Colorado Humanities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Library of Congress Center for the Book, the Smithsonian Institution, and the national award-winning educational nonprofit Motheread, Inc.
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