Thu, February 4, 2021 6:30 P.M.
Join the authors of Do Right by Me: Learning to Raise Black Children in White Spaces for a conversation on their recent book, moderated by Tracey Matisak! In the words of Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, “Part history lesson, part intimate narrative and part practical guide, Do Right by Me is a well-drafted roadmap for raising healthy Black children.”
Through lively and intimate back-and-forth exchanges, the authors share information, research, and resources that orient parents and other community members to the ways race and racism will affect a Black child’s life—and despite that, how to raise and nurture healthy and happy children. These friendly dialogues about guarding a child’s confidence and nurturing positive racial identity form the basis for Do Right by Me. Harrison and D’Angelo share information on transracial adoption, understanding racism, developing a child’s positive racial identity, racial disparities in healthcare and education, and the violence of racism.
Dr. Valerie I. Harrison has spent more than thirty years as an attorney, professor, and higher education administrator. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Villanova University School of Law and earned her Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University. She resides outside of her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Kathryn Peach D’Angelo is a lifelong educator with more than twenty-five years of experience as a teacher and administrator. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University and holds a doctorate in education from Temple University. She resides outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, Michael, and their son, Gabriel.
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