Race and Identity Dialogue: Parenting and Telling Stories to Children
March 25, 2021 5:30 p.m. Virtual FALS Event

RID graphicThis session aims to discuss the nuances involved in parenting children of color. The speakers will encourage proactive parenting through naming the evils of systemic racism, and the challenges and fears that young people of color face. The session will provide wisdom and illustrate how to appropriately talk to children about racism. Persons often learn about themselves and the world around them through the stock, concealed, resistance and counter stories that parents and other influential adults present to them. Through storytelling, parents can reshape destructive narratives that society seeks to map onto the bodies of children of color. The speakers are parents of young and adult children, so they will address their own experiences and stories.



  • Ms. Sally Kauffmann, Community Member, Habitat for Humanity Board Member and Equal Justice Memorial Project

  • Dr. Pedro Lopes, Professor of Spanish, Lander University

  • Ms. Mamie Nicholson, President of the Self Family Foundation

  • Dr. Demario Watts, Director of Student Activities, Lander University


  • Dr. Shaunette Parker, Visiting Lecturer of Psychology, Lander University


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Students seeking FALS credit must provide a valid Lander ID when attending this event.  
Faculty Sponsor: Alexis Carter Thomas