ONLINE ONLY: Talking to Children About Racism and Discrimination

A Novel Idea 2021 Youth Edition Event Type: Children's Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 4/12/2021
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM
 Listen to a local expert to learn tips and techniques for discussing racism, discrimination and bulling with the children in your life.

"Front Desk" by Kelly Yang, our Youth Novel Idea 2021 relates the story of young Chinese immigrant Mia and her life in America. This novel tells Mia's story through racism, discrimination and bullying. Reading this novel together is the perfect opportunity for parents to have meaningful conversations with their children on these topics. And those conversations can be difficult.

Whether your child is facing discrimination and racism, or is witnessing it, our presenters will offer tips and tools to help guide parents through these difficult conversations.

Lynne Tat has been a middle school counselor in Bend for almost 20 years. She holds a MS in Counseling and BA in Education. Lynne identifies as a white, straight, cisgender female. She is an educator, a counselor and the wife and mother of a bi-racial family living in Central Oregon. Lynne is passionate about supporting area youth and creating a more inclusive, just and equitable community.

To access this program, click on the link below.

Front Desk, the award winning debut middle-grade novel by Kelly Yang tells the story of Mia Tang, who helps her parents manage a motel in Southern California as they pursue their American dream. As they navigate a system hostile to immigrants, they form a community based on trust and love.
Kelly Yang was born in China and immigrated to America with her parents when she was six years old. She went to college at the age of 13 and law school at the age of 17. After law school, she gave up law to pursue her passion of writing and teaching children writing. She is the founder of The Kelly Yang Project, a leading writing and debating program for kids in Asia.

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Contact: Chandra vanEijnsbergen
Contact Number: 541-330-3764
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