Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Pizza for all; childcare available for MSN families
Open to the public
It can be hard to have a conversation about race, gun violence, hate, LGBTQ+ issues, and many other topics in the news and all around us with our children. Often we shy away from those conversations because we think our children are too young, or it’s too complicated, or it’s too scary. But we know that in fact it’s better to start those conversations at a young age so children grow up with an appropriate vocabulary and understanding of issues they are going to notice and hear about anyway.
Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Ousmane Power-Greene, Associate Professor of History at Clark University and co-founder of the annual Children’s Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration in Northampton. We’ll discuss strategies and tips for talking and listening to your children about difficult topics, and we’ll reflect on how important this is to our core value of peace education. “Establishing lasting peace is the work of education.”-Maria Montessori