122: OPENING PLENARY SESSION: Equity in Action: Helping Families Navigate Systems of Oppression

Kira H. Banks, Ph.D.; Amber Johnson, Ph.D.; Brad van Eeden-Moorefield He/Him/His; Anthony G. James, Ph.D.; Denzel Jones; Adrienne Edwards; Brenda Lohman; Tashel C. Bordere, PhD CT; Kia Jackson

1:00 PM
2:15 PM
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About the Session

Opening Plenary Session(NBCC CE Credit: #1 hr and Conference Attendance Credit: #1 hr)

Presenters: Kira Banks, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Saint Louis University; and Amber Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Communication and Social Justice, Saint Louis University

Moderator: Anthony James
Facilitators: Denzel Jones, Adrienne Edwards
Session Facilitator: Brad van Eeden-Moorefield, Ph.D., Montclair State University, 2020 NCFR Program Chair

Sponsored by: George Mason University - College of Education and Human Development 

Dr. Amber Johnson and Dr. Kira Banks address the need for broadening our definition of equity to include humanizing equity. Together, they offer a more holistic approach to equity frameworks and how they impact child rearing. Doctors Banks and Johnson will define humanizing equity, share practical tools for children about race and gender, and provide action items for families to begin shifting the way they raise equity and harmony in their own homes.

-- Learn and apply a humanizing equity framework to child rearing
-- Increase understanding of the importance of talking to children about systems of oppression and equity from a young age.
-- Increase knowledge about the research that informs the conversations about identity and oppression
-- Increase ability to know what to say and what to do as adults in the lives of children to cultivate an equity mindset.

(1) Welcome from the Conference Host, presented by Brenda Lohman and Tashel Bordere 
(2) Welcome and introduction of the NCFR Board, Editors, and Executive Director, presented by Leigh A. Leslie, 2019-2021 NCFR President
(3) Greetings from George Mason University, College of Education and Human Development, the session sponsor, presented by Kia Jackson
(4) Introduction of Speakers
(5) Plenary Presentation
(6) Discussion Time moderated by Anthony James, and facilitated by Denzel Jones and Adrienne Edwards

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