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[POSTPONED] Navigating Identity, Imposter Syndrome, and Culture as a Transracial Adoptee

Liz Kleinrock
WHEN Thursday, Feb 4th 2021
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM (CST)
COST $18.00 per person

Audience: Parents & Professionals
Level: (Intermediate)
Ages addressed: 6-18

In this session, participants will explore intersectional identities, and identify and address challenges experienced by transracial adoptees in childhood and adolescence. Participants will also learn about helpful practices for the classroom and cultivating a household where adopted children are supported in navigating their identities.

Liz Kleinrock is an anti-bias anti-racist educator and consultant based in Washington, DC. A transracial adoptee, Liz was born in South Korea and grew up in DC before attending Washington University in St. Louis, MO. After graduating, Liz moved to Oakland, California, where she served as an AmeriCorps teacher with Girls Inc. and Super Stars Literacy for two years. Following her service, Liz moved to Los Angeles, where she attended UCLA's Teacher Education Program, where she earned her M.Ed . After spending a year student teaching a 5th grade class in Watts, Liz joined the founding faculty of a startup school in East Hollywood where she spent seven years teaching 1st through 4th grades.  ‚Äč In addition to classroom teaching, Liz also works as an anti-bias anti-racist facilitator for schools, organizations, and companies across the country. Her work has gained national recognition through a documentary short produced by Fluid Film, and media outlets such as CNN, The Washington Post, NPR, and BBC. In 2018, Liz received Teaching Tolerance's 2018 Award for Excellence in Teaching, and currently serves on the Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board. Liz is proud to share her 2019 TED Talk from "Education Everywhere" on building foundations of equity with young learners, and is working on her first book with Heinemann Publishing.

Registration for this webinar will end 2 hours before the webinar begins.

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