http://jamaicaplainforum.org/event/class-consciousness-talking-to-kids-schools-and-parents/ First Church in JP UU
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One of the most toxic and unspoken ways in which children and teens are shamed or bullied or simply made anxious has to do with social class. Talking about privilege or economic struggle could—and perhaps should—start at home, but parents often don’t have the tools with which to explain our country’s vast inequalities and the ways they may impact school culture. Education is supposed to be the great equalizer but teachers don’t always have a framework for open discussions either.
Philip W.d. Martin, senior investigative reporter for WGBH News will moderate a panel that includes local education expert Sophia Boyer, Class Action Executive Director Anne Phillips, Economic Hardship Reporting Project executive editor Alisa Quart, and a young person from Boston Mobilization’s Sub/Urban Justice Program. Join us for a lively conversation about how we as either educators or parents walk the line between truth-telling and enlightening our kids and shielding them from the difficulties of the world.
The Jamaica Plain Forum is a free public speaker, workshop, and film series bringing together neighbors, scholars, and organizers around issues of peace, justice, the environment and civic engagement. We promote true democracy and challenge concentrated wealth, corporate influence, and military power. We host timely community-based conversations on the great issues shaping our neighborhood and our planet. Learn more at http://www.jamaicaplainforum.org.