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Conversations that Connect: Raising Culturally Competent Children

April 18, 2019 8:30am - April 18, 2019 9:30am

315 Academy Avenue

Much of what children learn about respecting differences comes from their parents and other significant adults in their lives. Yet, adults often feel uncomfortable discussing cultural differences with their children, even though research shows that NOT talking about these differences may actually fuel the development of prejudice and stereotypes. Join Jondou Chase Chen, co-director of the national Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) project and senior lecturer at the University of Washington School of Education, as he explores key concepts of “cultural competence” defined as having knowledge of and comfort with people of different racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Jondou is gifted at sharing his own personal narrative, current scholarship, and practical tips for parents and educators. Mr. Chen’s talk will be followed by a Q&A session. Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Time: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Location: Sewickley Academy’s Boyd Room in the Hansen Library Intended Audience: Parents, educators, and anyone who works with young people Register now at www.sewickley.org/conversations. Questions? Contact School Counselor Lynn Sanborne, MSW at lsanborne@sewickley.org. This Conversations that Connect is sponsored by Sewickley Academy's Department of Support Services and Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the Home and School Association. This event is free and open to the public.