When the Mac Alumni Board asked me to co-facilitate an event in December, I was honored. When I learned the event was about anti-racist parenting, I was doubly honored. My time at Macalester hugely shaped my understanding of racism and social justice, and I’ve been working to embody and expand upon the lessons I learned there ever since.
Over the past 5 years, much of this work has focused on how to raise my two young kids with the values of equity, justice, and empathy. This summer, I found myself in the unlikely position of sharing some of how our family talked about George Floyd’s murder and the Uprising. But I know one essay isn’t the work. Time passing isn’t the work. The work is ongoing. It’s active. It takes all of us. I’m grateful to the Mac Alumni board for the opportunity to continue the work together in community.
I’m letting you know about this evening because I know a number of you are, like me, alumni of Macalester. I would be honored if those of you who are would join me for the Mac Alumni Anti-racist Parenting Conversation hosted by the Mac Alumni Board. I know it will be a great night of information sharing and dialogue. Please register and join me on Tuesday, December 15 from 7:30 – 8:30 pm CST.