PARENTS | EDUCATORS

In Community: An Introduction to Wee The People

Through immersive events that engage both child and adult audiences, Wee The People is charting new ground in social and racial justice education. The work we do in community can look different depending on the setting: a classroom, a school assembly, a parents' group, a professional development series, a librarians' workshop, or a training for museum educators.

This introductory presentation offers organizations an opportunity to learn more about our approach, our partnerships, the range of workshops we offer, and how we tailor programming content to address specific community needs.

The ABCs of Racism: Starting the Conversation about Race and Racism with Kids

Why is that lady brown?

How come the Asian kids are so good at math?

Why did the police kill Mr. Phil?

What will happen if immigration comes to take my family away?

 

Kids notice a lot about the world – including race, ethnicity, inequity and injustice. They sense that these things matter, and they have questions many educators are not prepared to answer. 

 

This interactive workshop will explore the barriers that prevent adults from talking about race and racism with kids, examine the social science of race awareness in children, and identify strategies to start the conversation with kids about the complexities of race, racism, and racial differences.

Decode and Disrupt: Reading Children's Books Critically

From Amazing Grace to Iggy Peck, Architect to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, parents and educators turn to best-selling children's titles to instill positive values in kids. But children's classics can also be problematic, and their messages can run counter to racial and social equity. In this interactive workshop, adult audiences will take a deep dive into children's books with numerous break-out sessions, learning to notice, decode and disrupt the dominant narratives that shape children's literature.

Re-read Me a Story

A storytelling event where Wee turn the tables on the children's storytime routine and actually read to adults. Discover gorgeously illustrated, culturally rich books, and the opportunity for discussion and reflection accompanied by music! 

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 Wee The People can tailor or customize workshops upon request.

Banner photo: Tess Scheflan