Hilltop Educator Institute Presents:
Navigating Microaggressions with Young Children (2-8)
Saturday, June 6th, 2020
Facilitated by Rosetta Lee
Education professionals (admin, educators, coaches etc.) working with children ages 2-8
Community Based Organizations
In America, overt racism and discrimination are easy to spot. But there is another kind of discrimination that is quieter, harder to identify and to address: microaggressions.
Microaggressions don't just 'hurt your feelings,' its a subtle way to dismisses, alienates, insult, and invalidate someone. Microagressions only reinforces the differences in power and privilege which perpetuates racism and discrimination.
This session demonstrates how race intersects with ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, sexuality, age, ability, national origin, citizenship status, and more, and how covert acts of racism are contributing factors to prejudice, and race-based trauma to name a few.
The importance of talking with young children, and all children, about race comes down to a fundamental value of recognizing that it is essential for us to break down the hold white supremacy has on our culture and institutions; push back against racism, bias, and hate; and help create communities where diversity is celebrated, equity is achieved, and inclusion is the norm. Join us for this full-day session on how to navigate microagressions with young children and with each other.
Why I Should Attend:
Imagine dying by a thousand cuts...
Microaggressions are a weapon and those experiencing this kind of discrimination prematurely ages the body. These subtle statements and actions can widen the disparities in income, education, geography, and lifestyle between white children and children of color. This workshop offers us the tools and awareness to spot it, address it, and ultimately change our behavior.
About the Presenter
Rosetta Lee (she/her and they/them) serves Seattle Girls School in Seattle, WA in dual roles. SGS is an innovative school for Junior High School girls, aiming to empower women leaders and change agents and dedicating its energies to a diverse community of students and faculty, an anti-bias mission, and an integrated curriculum. As a faculty member, Rosetta teaches subjects such as science, math, technology, art, ethics, social justice, and more. As a professional outreach specialist, she designs and delivers trainings for all constituencies of the school community, as well as the local and national educational and nonprofit sectors.
This event is FREE for for all eligible City of Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) early learning partners in the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP), the SPP Pathway Program, the Step Ahead Program, and ECEAP and City of Seattle DEEL Early Learning Staff.
Washington STARS hours available - please bring your MERIT I.D. number.
Part of the Hilltop Educator Institute event series.
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The 2019-20 Educator Discussion Series is sponsored by KidsQuest Children's Museum. A big thank you for their commitment to advancing diversity, social justice, and partnership within and outside the city of Seattle!
Thank you to the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) who has provided free registrations for all eligible City of Seattle DEEL early learning partners in the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP), the SPP Pathway Program, the Step Ahead Program, and ECEAP and City of Seattle DEEL Early Learning Staff for each workshop this year!
Many thanks to the Bertschi School whose generous support made this series possible:
Tickets are non-refundable one week before the event date. Refunds can be requested from Brown Paper Tickets up until one week before the event. If you become unable to attend the event after the refund deadline, please feel free to transfer your registration to another attendee. Simply have your guest sign-in at the event using the name given at registration.
Contact: Hilltop Children's Center (firstname.lastname@example.org)