Discussing Race and Racism with Children

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Bexley Public Library
Bexley Library Auditorium

Event Details

In partnership with the Bexley Minority Parent Alliance.

Join us for a workshop designed to teach parents & caregivers of all backgrounds how to recognize opportunities to engage in conversations with their children about race and racism. Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, a history professor at Ohio State University and lead historian for the National Civil Rights Museum, will lead the conversation, which is open to all members of the public, not only parents & caregivers. Offered in partnership with the Bexley Minority Parent Alliance.

Dr. Jefferies was born in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from Midwood High School in 1990, he headed south, enrolling at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, the nation’s leading institution for educating African American men. He then earned a MA in American history in 1997, and a PhD in American history with a specialization in African American history in 2002, both from Duke University. His current book project, entitled Stealing Home: Ebbets Field and Black Working Class Life in Post-Civil Rights New York, explores the struggle of working class African Americans to secure and enjoy their freedom rights.

Event Type(s): Civics, Current Events, and History
Age Group(s): Adult