Dismantling Racism: A Toolkit for Parents

Join TulsaKids and OSU-Tulsa for a Facebook Live Series with Quraysh Ali Lansana
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In August, Quraysh Ali Lansana, a poet and professor at OSU-Tulsa, will join TulsaKids Magazine for a Facebook Live series designed to help parents understand systemic racism and and how to address it with their children. Parents and other community members are invited to ask questions in the comments throughout the Facebook live conversation.

Watch it on OSU-Tulsa‘s or TulsaKids Magazine‘s Facebook page.

Schedule:

Session 1: Racism 101

Date: Tuesday, August 4, 12 p.m.
This session will provide an overview of systemic racism, white privilege and anti-racism.

Session 2: Teens Talk about Racism

Date: Tuesday, August 11, 12 p.m.
Quraysh Ali Lansana will be joined by a small group of teenagers from different schools and backgrounds, who will discuss their experiences and understanding of racism.

Session 3: Racism Toolkit

Date: Tuesday, August 18, 12 p.m.
This session will present practical approaches to addressing systemic racism with your kids using art, games, curriculum and other resources.

Dismantling Racism: Online Toolkit for Parents

Along with these three sessions, you will be able to find a Dismantling Racism: Toolkit for Parents online at tulsakids.com. We will provide resources such as books and activities that parents will be able to access at any time, as well as information about the value of a more diverse & inclusive curriculum and how art can be used with kids to help understand difference.

About Quraysh Ali Lansana

Quraysh Ali Lansana is author of twenty books in poetry, nonfiction and children’s literature. Lansana is a Tulsa Artist Fellow, Writer in Residence and Adjunct Professor at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, and a former faculty member of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The Juilliard School. Lansana is executive producer of KOSU/NPR’s Focus: Black Oklahoma, and his forthcoming titles include Those Who Stayed: Life in 1921 Tulsa After the Massacre and Opal’s Greenwood Oasis. He is a member of Tri-City Collective.

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