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Talking to Your Kids About Race - Kids and Race

Thursday, March 29, 2018 | 6:30 pm
Verity Credit Union Training Center
11027 Meridian Ave. N., Seattle


Race still matters in America today. How can we raise children who go beyond the superficial notion of colorblindness to see and challenge the ways that privilege still shapes our lives? How can parents prepare to seize the teachable moments that arise when we least expect them?
This workshop will focus on identity development and cultural norms. Presenters will discuss how narratives and counter-narratives shape our children's personal and racial identity development.

This workshop will be led by Jasen Frelot.


Jasen Frelot is a father, husband, community organizer, early childhood educator and social justice advocate based in Seattle. He is the founder and Executive Director of Kids and Race, a new non-profit organization focused on educating parents on how they impact their children’s racial identity development. Jasen is also the founding director of Columbia City Preschool of Arts and Culture, a preschool founded on the principles of racial equity.

Jasen's work has been featured on KUOW, King 5, The Seattle Times, Real Change, and Parentmap Magazine. Jasen lives in Seattle with his wife and young children.

Kids and Race empowers adults and children to take responsibility for dismantling racism through conversation and action.

PEPS offers events so that parents and expecting parents can learn from experts on parenting topics in a comfortable environment. Babes-in-arms under 3 months are welcome at this workshop. We cannot accommodate children over 3 months.

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Registration fee is $10 for 1 adult. PEPS works with various partners in the community to sponsor PEPS Events and strives to keep the cost very low.

Financial assistance is available upon request (email

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