Audience: Parents & Professionals
Ages addressed: 0-18
Powerful multi-generational patterns of white socialization shape the lives of white Americans. These patterns show up in every aspect of U.S. social life. They impact our families and parenting journeys too: whatever the racial identities and experiences of the children and youth we are caring for and raising. In this presentation Dr. Harvey will bring insights from her broader research to reflect on the ways understanding such patterns can help us identify shared tools and practices that can grow our capacity for anti-racism and, with it, more authentic, mutual and connective interracial relationships.
Dr. Jennifer Harvey is a professor of religion at Drake University where she also serves as Faculty Director for the Crew Scholars Program. She has a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. Her work focuses primarily on racial justice and white anti-racism. Her books include the New York Times Bestseller Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in Racially Unjust America and Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation. Dr. Harvey has written for the New York Times, CNN and countless other publications and is a widely sought public speaker. She has made appearances on several nationally syndicated television programs, including Good Morning America to CNN’s Town Hall with Sesame Street. She is also a frequent guest on a variety of radio markets, including having been interviewed on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” with Michel Martin and “It’s Been a Minute” with Sam Sanders.