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Join Trying Together for an evening of engaging dialogue on Thursday, September 27 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at The Frick Art and Historical Center.
The P.R.I.D.E. Program Speaker Series will welcome Dr. Erin N. Winkler, professor of African & African Diaspora Studies and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, to discuss how adults can be intentional in discussing race with young children.
P.R.I.D.E. Speaker Series Event Schedule:
- 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Networking and Registration
- 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Keynote by Dr. Erin Winkler, followed by Q&A
Ticket sales will open on Thursday, September 6 for this Speaker Series event.
If interested in exploring this topic farther, join us for “UnConference: Being intentional about race and young children” on Saturday, September 29, 2018. This full day professional development features workshops by Dr. Erin Wrinkler, P.R.I.D.E., Sheba Gittens, Frick Pittsburgh and Edo Scribes & Pleasantries, LLC. If you choose to register for the UnConference, your registration for this speaker event is included.
Please contact UnConference Director Yu-Ling Cheng at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-421-3889.
About Dr. Erin Winkler
Erin N. Winkler is associate professor of African & African Diaspora Studies and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She earned her Ph.D. in African American Studies at the University of California-Berkeley and was a postdoctoral fellow in African American Studies at Northwestern University. She is author of the book, Learning Race, Learning Place: Shaping Racial Identities and Ideas in African American Childhoods. She has recently consulted for the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, working to train museum staff to have productive conversations about race and racism with visitors of all ages and backgrounds (2016), and servings as an instructor in the Museum’s week-long workshop for K-12 teachers, “Let’s Talk: Teaching Race in the Classroom” (2017).
The P.R.I.D.E. Program is part of the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development within the School of Education. At P.R.I.D.E. our focus is on helping young Black children, aged 3 to 8, develop a positive racial identity. Studies have shown that when children are socialized to embrace their race, ethnicity, and heritage, it can lead to numerous positive outcomes. This event is part of the P.R.I.D.E. Speaker Series, which invites parents, caregivers, educators, and the community at-large to learn about and engage in discussions about race, education, and young children. P.R.I.D.E is part of the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development within the School of Education.