What does it mean to raise Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist children? Why is it important for schools to integrate this work into the curriculum?
Our children live in a multicultural and non-binary world. Adult fears and lack of tools in our toolboxes often stop us from broaching the “taboo topics” of race, gender identity, sexuality, socioeconomic status, and class with our children. Come learn how to raise the next generation to be racially literate and confident.
This workshop will invite us to think about how we were brought up and offer a healthy and more holistic approach to raising our children. The best medicine for “unlearning” racism and other “isms” is to start young so that there is less “baggage” to unpack as we get older. This interactive workshop is designed to invite dialogue and offer a framework for equity and inclusion work both at home and at school. Participants will leave with tools to interrupt bias and respond to children’s questions and noticings around difference.
Monique’s bio: Monique Marshall is a dedicated Antiracist, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consultant.
Monique is the founder and principal of Monique Marshall Strategy and Consulting LLC. As an innovator and thought leader in anti-bias/anti-racist education, Monique has worked for over 30 years with faculty, students, parents, and community members to develop and sustain equitable spaces of learning and belonging. Monique is especially passionate as an anti-racist educator about working with communities dedicated to the long-range goals of organizational change at the individual, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural levels.
Monique was previously an educator at Wildwood School in Los Angeles where she started the schools’ first K-5 student diversity group, led the parent diversity group, and was a founding member of the school’s Multicultural Leadership Team. Monique is also a founding board member of SoCal POCIS (Southern California, People of Color in Independent Schools). The organization is dedicated to supporting students, families, faculty, and staff of color in independent schools as well as offering a variety of annual programs for Los Angeles area independent school educators and families. Monique has presented workshops at numerous national conferences including the annual NAIS sponsored PoCC (People of Color Conference), the bi-annual Across Colors conference, PEN (Progressive Educators Network), CES (Coalition of Essential Schools), The Young Child Expo & Conference, as well as at many independent and public school pre-K-college communities.