Talking about race with children can be difficult. They often are more observant and inquisitive than we expect, which means they can sometimes ask us questions that are difficult to answer. For some parents, there is an instinct to avoid the uncomfortable and change the subject. At P.R.I.D.E., we work with parents to encourage them to have these conversations about race with their children in age-appropriate ways.
Parent Village is a six-week program for parents and caregivers of Black children implemented by P.R.I.D.E. staff. It blends child development information with Africana history and culture by using interactive activities such as drumming and dancing. The program equips participants with the tools and knowledge necessary to have conversations and engage in activities with their children about African people, Black identity, and feeling proud of who they are.
2018 Parent Village is complete!
Thank you to our wonderful families.
We would like to extend a sincere thank you to our partners at
the Kingsley Association in East Liberty, the Early Learning Hub in Homewood, and Hill District Family Resources
for hosting successful Parent Villages! We will have more information about the Parent Village program available soon.
Having that reminder about opening up about your culture, owning your culture, and just being proud of it — I wasn’t really doing at home. That really grabbed my attention. After just hearing about it, I started having those conversations with my kids.
Mother of four, 2018 parent village participant
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