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Kids and Race

Jasen Frelot

Kids and Race with Jasen Frelot

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 6:30 pm
5907 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. (between Graham and Orcas streets)
Seattle, WA 98118

This event is SOLD OUT.
If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please email us with your name and number of tickets requested. Space is limited; first come, first served. We will contact you if a space becomes available and payment will be due at that time.

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.

PEPS is excited to partner with Amara to present this lecture. Founded in 1921 and based in Washington State, Amara is a not-for-profit focused on the well-being of children as they enter, experience and transition out of foster care. They serve more than 1,500 children and families through three programs: Children’s Services, Foster and Adopt, and Post-Adoption. Amara is proud to work with all families and is devoted to serving children in foster care, and the families who care for them. Lean more about how you can get involved at Amara is a PEPS Network partner.

PEPS Parent Talk Lecture Series is presented by Verity Credit Union Small

PEPS offers lectures 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 lecture. 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 partners in the community to sponsor the lecture series and strives to keep the cost very low. Financial assistance is available upon request (email

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