Architectural detail of window arches on Old South Church in Boston



Starting the Conversation with Kids on Racism

October 12, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Mary Norton Hall

Join the acclaimed, Black-women-led social justice project Wee The People as it brings its most popular workshop for educators and parent groups to Boston's historic and multicultural Old South Church.

“Why is that lady brown?” “Why did the police kill Mr. Phil?” “What will happen if immigration comes to take my family away?”

Kids notice a lot about the world – including skin color, race, inequity, and injustice. They sense that these things matter, and they have questions that many parents, caregivers, and educators are not prepared to answer.

This interactive workshop will explore the barriers that prevent adults from talking about race and racism with kids ; examine the social science of race awareness in children; and identify and practice strategies to begin the conversation with kids about the complexities of race and racism.


* CHILD CARE will be provided. Please register for child care when ordering tickets.

* Registered participants will receive a SHORT PRE-SURVEY two weeks prior to this event.

*You must register on Eventbrite. Old South members get tickets for free when using the code GRACESPEAKS.

Wee The People's The ABCs of Racism is presented as part of Old South Church's (G)RACE Speaks initiative. The event is sponsored by Old South's (G)RACE Speaks Committee.