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Family Engagement Workshop Series

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North End Recreational Center

268 N Main St

Waterbury, CT 06702

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Waterbury Bridge to Success (BTS) Community Partnership presents a FREE family's guide to supporting the racial and ethnic identities of Black & Brown youth.

Space is limited. Free breakfast and Childcare will be provided. Each participant will receive a certificate at the end of the 4-part workshop series.

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September 15 - Defining Culturally Responsive Education (CRE) and the History of Public Ed. - Objectives include:

  • Examine the historical purpose of public education

  • Define CRE and ways our current educational system has failed to be responsive to Black and Brown youth

September 22 - Let’s Talk About Race Within Your Cultural Group- Objectives include:

  • Define Colorism and its impact on ourselves

  • Unpack the ways in which we may utilize tools of oppression in our parenting style (PTSS)

  • Identify the intersecting identities within our own cultural group that we struggle the most to acknowledge, support, or humanize.

September 29 - Let’s Talk About the Racial & Ethnic Identity Development of Your Kids- Objectives include:

  • Explore the psychological process some of our Black and Brown kids may be experiencing as they respond to racist and discriminatory encounters.

  • Highlight some strategies or activities families can engage in to support their children in developing healthy racial and ethnic identities.

October 6- Examining ways families can mobilize school districts to center PRIDE (Positive Racial Identity Development in Education) in their work- Objectives include:

  • Identify beginning steps local and abroad parent organizers have taken to push for more culturally responsive educational practices in schools.

  • Hear from students what their needs are and how they want the adults that care for them to support them in and outside of school.

  • Identify local families interested in organizing to address educational inequities.

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Waterbury, CT 06702

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