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SPEAK Events for Parent Education
CAIS is a member of Speakers for Parent Educators and Knowledge (SPEAK), a coalition of San Francisco K-8 schools that have joined together to enhance parent education. The group’s goal is to enrich the education and learning experience of our families, our children and our communities.
TALKING TO OUR CHILDREN ABOUT RACE
A Matter of Life and Health
Hosted by The Cathedral School for Boys
Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m.
Event held in Gresham Hall / Cathedral School’s Gymnasium under Grace Cathedral,
1100 California Street, entrance by Peet’s Coffee
As the world around us has become increasingly diverse, it is important that our children develop knowledge, self-awareness and skills that will allow them to navigate cross-cultural relationships with respect. Dr. Howard Stevenson will provide an exploration of racial stress and examine racial literacy as a capacity for improving conversations and relationships.
Dr. Howard Stevenson is the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education, Professor of Africana Studies, in the Human Development & Quantitative Methods Division of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Director of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative at Penn, designed to promote racial literacy in education, health, and justice institutions. He is also the Director of Forward Promise, the national program office funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to provide philanthropic support for organizations designed to improve the health of boys and young men of color and their families and is the author of Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences That Make a Difference. Dr. Stevenson has 30 years of experience as a clinical supervisor and therapist in family and child psychotherapy.
To register for this event, please use this link: https://speak-dr-howard-stevenson.eventbrite.com. Non-member fees will be collected at the door. (All CAIS parents are FREE as CAIS is a member.)
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CAIS Parent Representatives
Patricia Martell, Michelle Kemper Verplaetse, and Stephanie Reynaga serve as CAIS parent representatives for the group. SPEAK pools resources among CAIS and other member schools. Its volunteer board members (typically 2 per school) plan, organize and hold exciting and timely parent education events. Patricia Martell explains, “Usually this is a talk given by an expert in the field who has recently published a relevant book. Sometimes, it’s a panel discussion around a topic of interest or we’ll hold a screening of a relevant film.”
All SPEAK events are free for CAIS parents.