Family Employee Resource Group: How to Talk to Your Children About Race


WorkLife Office Presents: Family Employee Resource Group - How to Talk to Your Children About Race

A place for Spartans to connect on family related topics with the goal of connecting, building community and share best practices regarding raising or caregiving for children and caregivers.

How To Talk to Your Children About Race will help parents and other caregivers explore race and racism and its impacts on children. The presentation will include conversations about why engaging with children around race is critical. Participants will learn some strategies and tips for beginning to have dialogues about race with their children.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about racism and its effects on children and families. 
  • Learn why engaging with children about race and racism is critical for all parents.
  • Learn strategies to engage your child in dialogues about race and racism.

Join this Zoom Meeting:  (pass: family)

About the Speakers

Speakers: Vivian Washington & Kylie Rymanowicz from MSU Extension Children & Youth 

  • Vivian Washington is an educator with MSU Extension. In the past 16 years, she has provided programming expertise in the areas of Financial Capability, Nutrition, Pre and Post Purchase Housing, Parenting, and Early Childhood Education.
  • Kylie Rymanowicz is an Extension Educator with Michigan State University Extension specializing in child and family development and early childhood education. Kylie is a Certified Family Life Educator and her passions include social emotional health and mindfulness and diversity, equity, and inclusion.