Join the Alphabet Rockers for a a special *one-time only* workshop for parents & caregivers talking about race & racism. This workshop is designed to support caregivers of little kids, preschool age and younger so we can all interrupt our bias. It is not a fun concert for children.
Tickets are available on a sliding scale from $5 to $250. Pay what you can. (lots more workshop info on the eventbrite!)
Sunday, October 21 Anti-Racism Workshop Overview:
10 – 10:30: Registration, Breakfast and Welcome by Rebecca & Aspen
10:30 – 12: Check your bias Workshop by Kaitlin and Tommy of the Alphabet Rockers
Parents and caregivers of all races, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, genders and generations and that represent different family formations are welcome in this workshop. Childcare not provided, leave the kids at home.
Who’s putting on this anti-racism workshop?
Facilitators: Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shepherd, Jr., Artistic and Music Directors of the Alphabet Rockers, are both Oakland parents who have facilitated conversations with brave parents across the country. Infusing music and fun into difficult conversations, Kaitlin and Tommy build community around ending racism.
Organizers: Rebecca Ruiz and Aspen Baker are co-organizing this event as concerned parents not affiliated with a particular group. Rebecca is a journalist who often covers gender equality and racial justice. Aspen is an author and nonprofit founder whose work addresses opening conversations on difficult topics. They met at new moms class in Alta Bates with newborns. We need community involvement to make this event a success. Please register as soon as you can and help get the word out. Organizers are volunteers and will not financially benefit from this event: any additional revenue raised beyond direct costs will be donated to an Oakland nonprofit organization.