Talking to Kids about Racism

July 21, 2020    
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Session 1: Teaching Ourselves: Thursday, July 9, 10:00-11:00
Session 2: Teaching our Children: Tuesday July 21 at 10:00-11:00

As adults, it is our responsibility to teach our children about racism. This two-part program will give you tools to guide these important conversations with the children in your lives.

Session 1: Teaching Ourselves
Led by Dr. Hannah Shacter Lichtsinn
Before teaching our children about racism and its impact on our world, we first need to educate ourselves. In this session we will discuss the concepts of racism, antiracism, white privilege, and white supremacy in the context of our own lives. Come with an open mind, ready to learn, and possibly to challenge the way you think about race and racism in our community. Resources for further reading and exploration will be provided.

Session 2: Teaching our Children
Led by Dr. Hannah Shacter Lichtsinn and Doctor Nathan Chomilo
Our children are smart and they are perceptive. Through direct conversations, we can help them understand their role in fighting against racism in our community. In this session we will talk about ways of discussing racism with our children. We will share resources and language that can help guide these conversations.

There is no cost or pre-registration required.

This program is in partnership with the St. Paul JCC

More about the facilitators:

Hannah Shacter Lichtsinn, MD is a pediatrician and internal medicine doctor in St Paul. Her clinical work centers on caring for adolescents and young adults with complex illness, specifically sickle cell anemia. She has been a health equity advocate for many years and is a member of MN Doctors for Health Equity as well as a board member for the MN chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is also the co-chair of Our Stories. Our Health, which is working to change MN health policy by amplifying the voices and stories of Minnesotans. She is an alumnus of the St Paul JCC pre-school and a current ECC and Butwin parent, where she also serves as the Camp Butwin Medical Director.

Dr. Nathan T. Chomilo is Medical Director for the State of Minnesota’s Medicaid & MinnesotaCare programs and practices as a General Pediatrician and an Internal Medicine Hospitalist with Park Nicollet Health Services/HealthPartners. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Early Childhood and Section on Minority Health, Equity & Inclusion, is one of the Early Childhood Champions for the MN chapter of the AAP, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School and is a founding board member of the organization Minnesota Doctors for Health Equity (MDHEQ). His advocacy work with Reach Out and Read MN & MDHEQ has been recognized by Reach Out and Read National which awarded him the 2018 Medical Champion Achievement Award and by the City of Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights which recognized him as a 2019 History Maker at Home recipient. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife & son.

Zoom information for Part 1

Meeting ID: 889 8350 6765
Password: 290892

Zoom information for Part 2

Meeting ID: 848 8610 5072
Password: 508219