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Exploring Race, Representation, and History in Children's Literature

  • Eaton Hotel 1201 K Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)

Event Details

This session for early childhood teachers, hosted by Teaching for Change's D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice and Project Unlearn will provide time for early childhood teachers to explore how to address issues of race, representation, and history in developmentally appropriate ways.

Many teachers face either the pressures to avoid difficult topics or to plunge in with little consideration of what is best for children at each stage of their development. This session will be a time for teachers to explore and discuss these issues surrounded by children's books in preparation for D.C. Area Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action.

Thanks to NMAAHC, each participant will receive a copy of Child of the Civil Rights Movement. Author Paula Young Shelton will join us to speak and sign copies of the book. Please note that we won’t be serving coffee nor refreshments, however the Eaton Hotel has a full restaurant with breakfast service and also a coffee house. If you have time – come early and treat yourself to breakfast or coffee! There is also a library with a wonderful selection of children’s books that you can sit and read near a fireplace before or after the session.

Please note the location of this event has changed to Eaton Hotel, 1201 K St NW.