October 21, 2018, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Diamond Middle School Auditorium, Lexington
A Panel Discussion
How do you talk to children about racism?
What happens when we don’t talk about racism?
Do you worry that you won’t get it “right”?
MODERATOR: The Reverend Liz Walker
Liz Walker is a minister, communications specialist, and an activist who promotes cross cultural and interfaith dialogue. She is pastor of Roxbury Presbyterian Church.
Celeste Freeman, LICSW, MPH
A Lexington Public School elementary school counselor since 1999, Celeste previously worked as a clinical social worker in Boston. She has facilitated staff trainings on bias, cultural competency, and gender identity and recently spearheaded a district-wide workshop on racial equity and restorative justice.
Katie O’Hare Gibson, M.Ed.
Katie has taught in the Lexington Public Schools since 2006 and in other school settings since 1994. She has led workshops on how to answer young
children’s questions about identity, and helped adults to explore their own identity and implicit biases.
April cofounded the Korean group KOLex to make a bridge to the town and schools; she runs Lexington Academy, a tutoring service; and works for a nonprofit assisting refugees and immigrants. For 12 years she volunteered at her children’s elementary school.
Sponsored by Follen Church (Unitarian Universalist) with the support of Winchester Unitarian Society, First Parish UU of Arlington, Lexington Community Education, and Lexington Montessori School, and co-sponsored by First Parish in Lexington, First Parish in Waltham, Indian Americans ofLexington, JPLex, and KOLex.