Event Description

How do white adoptive parents unwittingly pass on racially problematic messages to their children of color/non-white children? This workshop provides current and prospective adoptive parents with tools for how to avoid problematic patterns of speech that can be harmful to children of color. By the end of the session parents should be able to: 

  • Identify and avoid common patterns of speech that can send a negative message to their non-white children
  • Engage in dialogue about racism in a more productive way that can help support children of color

Presenter:   Nabina Liebow, PhD, is a transracial, international adoptee. She works at American University as the Director of the College of the Arts and Sciences Leadership and Ethical Development Program. Her academic research is focused on ethics and racism.

Event Type: 
Educational Workshops
Audience Type: 
Prospective Parent Project Wait No Longer-Older Child Adoption from Foster CareProspective Parent International AdoptionProspective Parent Domestic AdoptionAdoptive Parent

Date and Location

Event Date: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Time Zone: 
Eastern
Location/Venue: 
Barker's Bethesda Office
Address 1: 
7979 OLD GEORGETOWN RD FL 1
City: 
BETHESDA
State: 
MD
Postal Code: 
20814-2429
Country: 
United States

Event Contact

Varda Makovsky
vmakovsky@barkerfoundation.org
3016649664

Registration Information

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Registration is required?: 
Yes
Registration is Open?: 
Yes
Fee: 
$35 per individual, $60 per couple