Undoing racism: a workshop

Join other parents for the “Undoing Racism & Teaching Equity to our Children” workshop 6-8:30 p.m. on March 28! You’ll focus on how your family can talk about racial identity and racism, regardless of your background or ethnicity. Members of Families of Color Seattle will lead us in exploring systemic racism and parents’ own understanding of their racial identity, power, privilege and oppression.

Please RSVP at https://undoingracismtm.eventbrite.com.

About the event leaders:

Amy HyunAh Pak, founding Executive Director of Families of Color Seattle, is a Korean American immigrant, transracial adoptee and a mother of two multi-ethnic Asian boys, Jahyoo, a 2nd-grader and Asa, a 5-year-old. Ms. Pak has 18 years creating impact in Seattle through community organizing, social work and anti-racist education with families and youth in Seattle. Her expertise is rooted in directing non-profit programs, curriculum development, and mobilizing community to amplify the parent voice. Pak consults and trains local preschools, public and independent schools on dismantling racism and teaching equity. Pak received a Master of Social Work from the University of Washington in 2004.

Marquita Prinzing is a certificated teacher with seven years in Seattle Public Schools, six of which were at schools with a large low-income and English Language Learner (ELL) student population. Prinzing is currently the Program Director of the Equity Institute, a project of the Seattle Education Association that was created to address issues of equity in education. Marquita received a Master’s degree in teaching from the University of Washington. She lives in south Seattle with her husband, and multiracial black and Vietnamese children, 3-year-old Viet and 7-month-old Kiet.

About Families of Color Seattle (FOCS): FOCS is a non-profit organization connecting parents to build a loving community of families of color. Founded in 2013, FOCS leads community organizing, racial justice education, community dialogues and parent engagement. FOCS has connected more than 1,000 families into an intercultural and interethnic community.

The workshop is hosted by Thurgood Marshall’s Equity Action Teams, TM’s Black Families Advocacy Support Group and the TM PTA.

Free care for up to 30 children (ages 5-12) is available to parents attending. You MUST reserve your child’s place in advance: Contact Sterling at 206-718-5705 or sterlingnelson@seattleYMCA.org.

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