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By a majority vote – we’ll be watching The WIZ Live & Akeelah and the Bee during the UMOJA MN weekend. The hardest part might be choosing which of these fabulous movies to watch!!!
Robert O’Connor has more than 20 years of formal experience working with children and families who are at-risk for out-of-home placements. As a child, Robert and his siblings experienced multiple failed adoptions and foster care placements before being transracially adopted at the age of four. Today, Robert is Associate Professor of social work at Metropolitan State
Research has shown that children who leave foster care without an ethnic identity develop a system identity which is damaging and life-altering in many negative ways. Adopted children and adults can experience similar fates without intervention from parents and other professionals. This workshop will explore ways in which parents can validate their child’s birth culture and adoptee identity through oral and written stories.
Dominic Warren is a registered barber, barber instructor and co-owner of Final Cut Sports Barbershop, Twin Cities barbershop chain. Dominic has had a passion for barbering and helping people look their best since he was a young boy watching his mom support her family as a barber. Dominic’s barbering career has also allowed him to
To wrap up our parent sessions on Saturday, June 18th, we will be hosting a panel discussion – Strategies a Village Uses to Parent Children of Color. Facilitated by: Ken Pugh, MA. 75 year old African American male born and raised in St. Paul. Certified Cultural Competency trainer/facilitator. Former Evolve Social Worker. African American Cultural
Intentional Parenting: Race & Culture Whenever a child joins a family through adoption from another culture, the family becomes a multicultural family. In our multicultural families, workplaces and communities we tend to leave much to chance versus choice when it comes to creating supportive and peaceful environments. This session will help families examine how parents