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A Safe Place to Talk About Race

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July 29th 2013:Incarceration: The Childs Point of View

Children of the incarcerated seem to be invisible in this continuing national tragedy of mass incarceration. There are over 2.7 million directly affected and the number is growing. A stigma is placed on these little hearts and minds. What do caretakers, teachers, family members say or do? This is not specific to one ‘race’ or ethnicity. However, the face of the impacted is too often felt in Black and Brown. What are these/our children feeling that impacts their future? Are we forcing them to pay a debt to society? Think these/our children don’t love and miss their parents? Or their parents

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Dr. Jeanette Betancourt

Dr. Jeanette Betancourt is Senior VP Outreach and Educational Practices at Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization of Sesame Street. Responsibilities include strategic branding and delivery of domestic and international outreach bilingual initiatives. Sesame Street’s Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration, is for families with children ages 3-8 who have an incarcerated parent and need more resilience skills. This resource is distributed through targeted outlets.
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Dr. Kirk E. Harris

Dr. Kirk E. Harris, professor at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, served on Sen. Obama’s Metropolitan and Urban Policy Committee, served as national facilitator for National Fatherhood Leaders Group, testified before Congress, and co-leads Fathers, Families and Healthy Communities in Chicago. He earned a law degree at Thomas Jefferson Law School, a Ph.D. from Cornell University, and is a member of the Georgia, Washington, DC and US Supreme Court Bars.
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