PACT WEBINAR: Transracial Adoption: Breaking the Racial Sound Barrier
$35.00 per person
Special Pricing:Pact Members receive a 80% discount)
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Transracial Adoption: Breaking the Racial Sound Barrier
No one can live in an environment “diverse enough” or “friendly enough” or “good enough” to protect children of color from the hurt of racism. Discrimination hurts everyone. To successfully support their children of color, white parents must take an honest look at their own blind spots and biases, in order to become effective anti-racist allies.
Hear from adoptees of color as they describe their personal experiences growing up with white parents and offer insights that will help parents consider effective parenting strategies. Young children’s feelings usually emerge in their play or preferences for crayon colors (“black is a yucky color”), ice-cream flavors, or skin colors of dolls. As children grow, their understanding of adoption and sensitivity to the role played by race in our society changes. Learn to break the racial sound barrier in your family. Hear from experienced professionals, one an adoptive parent, the other an adoptee, about how to initiate essential open communication in a way that supports children in building a proud and strong identity as a person of color.
Pact, An Adoption Alliance
5515 Doyle Street Suite 1
Emeryville, CA 94608