Arab American and Muslim Representation
October 12, 2022
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Live on YouTube
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How can we have conversations with our children about diversity and inclusion, early and often?
For over 50 years, ParentChild+ has been working to strengthen inclusivity and diversity by partnering with parents to build school readiness in the homes of young children and their families. By committing to provide all families with reading materials that are diverse, inclusive, and culturally relevant, we are now prioritizing helping children to be rooted in their own identity, and develop a strong sense of self and understanding of others.
We invite you to ParentChild+’s virtual series Windows, Mirrors & Doors, where children’s book authors, educators, and advocates will lead us in a compelling discussion on Arab American and Muslim representation in children’s literature. The discussion will shine a light on the impact representation has on the well-being and social-emotional development of Arab American and Muslim children. It will highlight the importance of all children and families learning about Arab Americans and the many continents, countries, cultures, and religions they represent; Muslim families and the many countries and cultures they represent; the importance of Arab and Muslim children seeing themselves in the books they encounter; the ways in which we can equip parents and caregivers to access these books and stories and share them with the children in their lives, and how we can all advocate for improvements in Arab American and Muslim representation.
At ParentChild+, we believe representation and book selection can be a powerful step toward building a stronger, more equitable world.
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