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Raising White Kids: an Anti-Racism Conversation with Author Jennifer Harvey

Park Hill Branch Library
Event organized by Park Hill Branch Library

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Author Jennifer Harvey grew up in Denver and attended Stedman Elementary school. Her experiences there shaped her world view and contribute many stories to her new book, Raising White Kids.

Come meet Jennifer, hear a short reading, and buy a book to be signed. As a way to give back to a neighborhood that influenced her, Jennifer is graciously donating proceeds from these sales to our Park Hill Neighborhood schools.

You can read the book’s Introduction and find out more at www.RaisingWhiteKids.com.

More on the book:
With a foreword by Tim Wise, Raising White Kids is for families, churches, educators, and communities who want to equip their children to be active and able participants in a society that is becoming one of the most racially diverse in the world while remaining full of racial tensions.

Should we teach our children to be “colorblind”? Or, should we teach them to notice race? What roles do we want to equip them to play in addressing racism when they encounter it? What strategies will help our children learn to function well in a diverse nation?

Talking about race means naming the reality of white privilege and hierarchy. How do we talk about race honestly, then, without making our children feel bad about being white? Most importantly, how do we do any of this in age-appropriate ways?