Lets Talk About Gender Justice

Mon, April 4, 2022, 4:30pm-6:00pm PT

This workshop will explore ways to communicate with children around topics of gender stereotypes and oppression.

Children are socialized early to understand social roles and identities which are influenced by cultural and interpersonal messages. Through regular conversations, families and educators can counter these messages and empower children to construct less restrictive narratives and challenge normative thinking.

Participants will reflect on their own socialization around gender, and leave with some specific ways to talk about gender and sexism with their preschool-aged children.

Presenters

Jamie Cho, Ph.D. (she/her) is a faculty member at Bellevue College in Early Learning and Teacher Education. Originally from California, she has worked in the field of education as an early interventionist, inclusion specialist, teacher educator, field supervisor, consultant, researcher and parent education instructor. She has her BA in Psychology with a minor in Education and her doctorate in Special Education from UC Berkeley. She lives in Bellevue WA with her husband and three children.

Kathryn Cerretani, M.A. (she/her) is a faculty member at Bellevue College in Parent Education. She has worked with families and students of diverse cultural backgrounds in the nonprofit, public school, government, and higher education settings as a therapist, community organizer, assault prevention educator, preschool teacher, and parent education instructor. She earned her BA in Psychology and masters degree in Counseling. She lives in Woodinville with her husband and three children, ages 12, 10, and 7.

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