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A look at attitudes about race and culture


PEQUOT LAKES —  The “Multiculturalism Special Event” where people will explore ideas, understandings and attitudes about various races and cultures will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Pequot Lakes High School Gathering Room.  


The event is being sponsored by the Pequot Lakes, Breezy Point and Crosslake Early Childhood Coalition, the Pequot Lakes School Readiness program, the Pequot Lakes Early Childhood Family Education program and the Region 5 Child Care Resource and Referral program.

Julie Landsman, author of “A White Teacher Talks About Race” and a consultant on diversity, literacy and education, will be the featured speaker. Participants will learn to teach young children how to explore race and culture, as well as encourage acceptance of differences.  Discover how to share with children the ability to embrace their own heritage and prepare for encounters with unfamiliar people and places.

The event is for child care providers, teachers, parents, grandparents and members of the community. Admission is free and the event is funded by a grant from the Child Care Resource and Referral with support from the Initiative Foundation, a regional foundation based in Little Falls. Attendance certificates will be handed out at the end of the program for those who would like to receive continuing education hours.  For more information or to register call (218) 568-9200.

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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