EventsConversations: Mirrors and Windows - How to Talk with Kids About Identity

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Conversations: Mirrors and Windows - How to Talk with Kids About Identity

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Online Library


This is a unique opportunity to connect with people you may not otherwise have a chance to meet. This "Conversations" series provides a venue for people with different views to talk about diversity, equity and inclusion issues in a safe, brave and nonjudgmental environment. Let’s talk and move forward together.

Kids notice and talk about differences beginning in preschool. They develop positive identity through open conversations, supportive relationships and by seeing that diversity is appreciated and valued. The Library supports caregivers and kids through books, Story Times and programs that allow an expanded view of the world and people who are different from them.

The conversation will be led by Stuart Sanks, a third grade teacher, who created a drag character Shirley Delta Blow, and Chelsea Pearson-Vibert, MA, LPC, clinical team lead with the Colorado Spirit at Jefferson Center for Mental Health. They will talk about how kids develop positive identities and the ways in which family and community members can support them.

Learn how parents, caregivers, and educators can encourage the joy of reading while supporting kids' awareness of differences and an appreciation for individuality, which contribute to forming their identities.

Save your spot for this Zoom program. Log-in instructions will be emailed out approximately 30 minutes before the start of the program. For your security, please do not include your last name or only use your last initial when you register. If you are 13 years old or younger, please be sure you have a guardian’s permission to participate in this online program. Call 1.669.254.5252 or 646.828.7666 to join by phone. Meeting ID: 161 031 5501 Password: 953256.

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