Family Workshop Series on Racial & Ethnic Identity Development

 

Do you know or are a parent raising Black or Brown children and are not sure how to best support your kids in developing healthy racial and ethnic identities? If so, I’m super excited to share with you this ground-breaking 4 day series I’ve recently revamped that aims to heal families of color from the harms of racism and discrimination and provide them with tools and strategies they can take to raise liberated youth.  Continue reading “Family Workshop Series on Racial & Ethnic Identity Development”

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Founder of My Reflection Matters. Fighter for social freedom. Lover of family, life, travel, reading, decorating, and funky art. Unschooling mother of two brilliant, TriniRican boys. (Read more on MRM’s About Page.)

From Starbucks to Schoolyards: Calling the Cops for Being Black is Nothing New

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Christina Hale-Elliott is a mother of three and an education equity coach. She works with school districts, teacher education programs, and parent advocacy groups across the country to promote equitable student outcomes through the use of culturally responsive education. Christina received her master’s degree in teaching and curriculum from Harvard University and has been in the field of social justice education for nearly 20 years. Follow her on twitter @C_HaleElliott.

Addressing Police Brutality With Youth: A Book Review on Momma, Did You Hear the News?

Ok, so where do I begin with the shortest, yet heaviest book I’ve ever read? Let’s begin with a brief synopsis.  Momma, Did You Hear the News is a children’s book about a ten year old boy, Avery, who has become frantic after hearing and watching stories on the news about the murders of unarmed Black men by police. Continue reading “Addressing Police Brutality With Youth: A Book Review on Momma, Did You Hear the News?”

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Founder of My Reflection Matters. Fighter for social freedom. Lover of family, life, travel, reading, decorating, and funky art. Unschooling mother of two brilliant, TriniRican boys. (Read more on MRM’s About Page.)

NO DREAM DEFERRED: Why Black and Latino Families Are Choosing Homeschool

Several months ago, I had connected with author and homeschooling expert, Zakkiyya Chase, in a homeschooling group we belong to after seeing her post about a new book she had just published titled, NO DREAM DEFERRED: Why Black and Latino Families Are Choosing Homeschool.  I couldn’t believe my eyes–FINALLY, someone had written a book that laid out many of the core reasons my husband and I have chosen to not enroll our young children in a traditional school setting!!

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Founder of My Reflection Matters. Fighter for social freedom. Lover of family, life, travel, reading, decorating, and funky art. Unschooling mother of two brilliant, TriniRican boys. (Read more on MRM’s About Page.)

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” by Dr. Beverly Tatum is my favorite book to gift for parents-to-be.  Tatum shares research around the factors that impact racial identity development in youth and ways adults can support the development of healthy racial identities from early childhood to adulthood.

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Founder of My Reflection Matters. Fighter for social freedom. Lover of family, life, travel, reading, decorating, and funky art. Unschooling mother of two brilliant, TriniRican boys. (Read more on MRM’s About Page.)