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Reflective Dialogue to Disrupt Racial Realities
Hilltop Children's Center
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Hilltop Presents:
"Reflective Dialogue to Disrupt Racial Realities"

Wednesday, Jan 20th, 2021

5:30pm - 7:30pm Pacific Standard Time

Facilitated by Mike Browne (he/him) and Becky Krueger (she/her)

Location: Online! You'll receive a registration link 24 hours before the workshop.

Target Audience:
Child Care Center
Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program (ECEAP)
Family, Friend, Neighbor & Relative Care Giver
Family Resource Coordinators
P-3 Educators
School-Aged Programs
Interested Professionals


To adapt to the constantly changing and complex political and social realities of 2020, ECE leaders need to integrate learning from their experience back into their practice and be able to fine-tune the assumptions and theories that drive their work. This facilitated session is for people interested in moving past teaching political correctness towards teaching sociocognitive conflict and intellectual growth.

Come spend an evening reflecting on our own biases so we can teach anti-bias. Together, well dialogue, explore, question, reflect, and grow in our understanding of how white culture undermines our work in achieving liberation for the next generation of artists, inventors, scientist, politicians, thinkers, and social activists.  

Why I Should Attend:

Given that educators have a great impact on both families and the children they work with, it is critical for educators to develop a self-awareness of culture, bias, and discriminatory practices as well as to examine the effects of their beliefs, attitudes, and expectations. To help our Black, Brown, and Indigenous babies thrive, we must first understand the racist ideology America was founded upon, reflect on how we contribute to it, and work to dismantle it. We invite you to bring your questions and your thinking caps to this interactive session.

About the Presenter

Becky Krueger (she/her) is an Educator and Trainer at Hilltop Children's Center in Seattle, WA (Duwamish Land). She has been teaching, facilitating, mentoring, and coaching for over 12 years in Reggio-inspired, emergent, place-based preschools. Becky is passionate about indigenous sovereignty, social justice and equity, and earned an M.A. in Teaching from Cardinal Stritch University. She identifies as White.

Mike Browne (he/him) is the Sr. Community Engagement Manager at Hilltop Children's Center. He facilitates equity-focused professional development opportunities for early learning professionals and conducts anti-racism coaching and training for non-profit organizations. He also co-hosts "Napcast" a podcast hosted by two male early childhood educators of color. He identifies as Afro-Caribbean.

Washington STARS hours available - please bring your MERIT I.D. number.

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Wednesday Jan 20, 2021 5:30 PM - Wednesday Jan 20, 2021 7:30 PM | No Prices Listed


Hilltop Children's Center

Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
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Kid Friendly: No


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