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NJ - Essex County Chapter

Event: Workshop: Raising Racially Conscious Children

March 31, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

How and when do children develop racial awareness? We, who mother the next generation, are critical to creating a world with equity and inclusion. Join us for an interactive discussion exploring our own racial identities as well as how power and privilege play a role in our daily lives. Come get practical strategies for starting conversations about race with your children in developmentally appropriate ways.

The workshop will be facilitated by a team of sensitive, highly qualified professionals who have extensive training and passion for educating their communities on positive race relations.


Heather Batten, LCSW has worked for over a decade with children and families and has almost twenty years of community organizing for racial justice. Heather has been trained by The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond in Undoing Racism and is an active organizer with the Anti-Racist Alliance of North Jersey. She is also a mom (fellow Holistic Mom) to two year old, Riley.

Jeannette Pimentel has been working at the Division of Child Protection & Permanency since 2006. She holds a BA in Social Work from Rutgers University, a Child Advocacy Certificate from Montclair University, and is currently working on her MA. Jeannette is also a member of the People’s Institute of Survival and Beyond’s NJ Anti-Racist Alliance Chapter. She is also the proud mother of her 9 year old son, Damian.