Nurturing Children of Color to Remake the World
|A free, hourlong conversation with mother and son founding members of Kids 4 Freedom & Justice. REGISTER for this online conversation with your EmbraceRace community, happening on Tuesday, June 25, at 5:30 pm PT/ 8:30 pm ET. |
Why We Gather. Delivering the Mandela Lecture in Johannesburg in July 2018, former president Barack Obama declared that “every generation has the opportunity to remake the world.” We would amend that slightly: every generation does remake the world. The key question is: what sensibilities, analyses, and sense of purpose will each generation bring to their remaking?
Kids 4 Freedom & Justice, based in Los Angeles, is helping to generate some radical answers to that question by providing a “space for kids of color of all genders to learn and share practices of liberation, wholeness and foster their fierceness in a cohort of their peers.” Co-founder Kim Tabari and her son, a K4FJ alum, join the EmbraceRace community to share their insights about the opportunities and challenges of preparing youth of color to be changemakers in a world that often works to limit their possibilities.
Kim Tabari is one of the founding parents of Kids 4 Freedom & Justice. She has always had a passion for social justice, higher education, and research. In her day job, she currently manages the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity at the University of Southern California. She holds a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from California State University, Long Beach, and has worked at a variety of institutions both public and private. Her research training using qualitative methodology is in students of color, in particular, African American males persisting through higher education, found in her published dissertation, African American Males and Persistence, 2013.Kim is mom to an amazing 12-year-old boy, and a loving sibling to three brothers and two sisters, and a certified yoga teacher. She participates regularly with a POC zen practice LA community in Tai Chi, Somatics and other self-care modalities.
Kim’s son is a K4FJ alum. We’re excited that he, too, will be joining this Talking Race & Kids online conversation.
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If it’s the 4th Tuesday of the month, it’s time for Talking Race & Kids. Find past episodes and resources, including last month’s conversation about Finding excellent books by and about American Indians, in our archives.
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