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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.