Free Diversity Workshops for Families – March 4th, 9th, 18th

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    Harold Price
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    Join us for any or all 3 of our free diversity workshops in March on “Telling Our Stories and Building Bridges.” These workshops are designed to engage parents, guardians and their young children in becoming active community members through story telling. The facilitator, Alicia Hsu, is a retired teacher of the Public Schools of Brookline. She has recently written several blog posts for Teaching Tolerance, a publication by the Southern Poverty Law Center, entitled “Small Stories with Superpowers” http://www.tolerance.org/blog/small-stories-superpowers and “Fueled by Doubt” http://www.tolerance.org/blog/fueled-doubt that help to tell part of her own story.

    As parents and guardians, we hope to be able to help our children feel confident in the stories they have to tell, and interested in listening to the stories of others. We hope to empower our children, and to model for them compassion and respect for all. Knowing, honoring and sharing our stories are ways we can join together to build a strong community.

    All sessions will be held at Hunneman Hall in the Public Library of Brookline. For more details, please contact Chris Chanyasulkit at cchanyasulkit@brooklinema.gov. These are free and open to the public but please RSVP so that we can be sure to have enough materials at http://www.tinyurl.com/diversity-workshop-series/. Session 1 will be held on Sat., March 4th at 11am, Session 2 on Thursday, March 9th at 7pm, and Session 3 on Saturday, March 18th at 11am.

    Telling Our Stories and Building Bridges
    A Diversity Workshop Series for Families and Young Children
    Facilitated by Alicia Hsu, 2017
    -A Free Program, RSVP required-

    This series of three workshops is designed to engage parents, guardians and their young children in becoming active community members through story telling. The facilitator, Alicia Hsu, is a retired teacher of Brookline Public Schools. She has recently written several blog posts for Teaching Tolerance, a publication by the Southern Poverty Law Center, entitled “Small Stories with Superpowers” http://www.tolerance.org/blog/small-stories-superpowers and “Fueled by Doubt” http://www.tolerance.org/blog/fueled-doubt that help to tell part of her own story.

    As parents and guardians, we hope to be able to help our children feel confident in the stories they have to tell, and interested in listening to the stories of others. We hope to empower our children, and to model for them compassion and respect for all. Knowing, honoring and sharing our stories are ways we can join together to build a strong community.

    All sessions will be held at Hunneman Hall in the Public Library of Brookline. For more details, please contact Chris Chanyasulkit at cchanyasulkit@brooklinema.gov. To RSVP, please visit http://www.tinyurl.com/diversity-workshop-series/.

    Session 1: Story Shoes (Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11am)
    This session will provide an opportunity for children and families to share stories inspired by a pair of shoes! Each participant is invited to bring a shoe (or a picture of one) to this gathering – one that helps tell the story of a special journey, event, memory or dream. Perhaps the first baby shoe, a grandmother’s slipper, a worn soccer cleat… There will be time to share our stories, and consider what it might be like to “walk in someone else’s shoes.” There will be a related art activity, and time to peruse picture books such as Father’s Rubber Shoes by Yumi Heo and New Shoes by Susan Lynn Meyer.

    Session 2: A Caring Community Conversation (Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7 pm)
    This session is for grown-ups to gather and engage in conversation about the challenges and triumphs of parenting in Brookline. What does it look like day to day for us to model compassion and respect for all? How do we manage our busy lives, engage in community and still have time for story telling? There will be materials and ideas for family story journals, as well as time to relax, dabble, draw and chat.

    Session 3: Everyday Superheroes (Saturday, March 18th at 11am)
    This session is an opportunity for children and families to identify the superhero qualities within each of us, and think about the ways we can activate these traits in our day-to-day lives and interactions. Participants will have a chance to role-play using their inner superhero to advocate for themselves and stand up for friends in need. There will be time dedicated to decorating a superhero cape, and enjoying books such as Max by Bob Graham and The Day I Lost My Superpowers by Michael Escoffier.

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