Ep. 4 Teaching Multi-Ethnic Children to Embrace and Value Their Cultural Heritages – Part 2 of 2

Welcome to the H.U.E Podcast!

*SPECIAL NOTE – If you have not done so, please listen to the Introduction Episode of this series first. (scroll down)*

This is part 2 of the fourth and final episode in the series: What Do We Tell The Children? How To Talk To A Child About Race and Identity.

In this episode three guest panelists (Amanda Flowers Peterson, Carrie Zelin Johnson, and JuTone Lajoie) share professional insights and genuine, heart-felt wisdom on supporting the development of a multi-ethnic child’s identity. Our guests distinguish between learning and valuing the diverse cultural markers gifted to a child, versus the racial categorizations they are perceived by. Practical approaches and methods of explaining this difference to children are also discussed. Caregivers are encouraged to understand their own cultural gifts, and any bias or hurt associated with them, in order to teach and guide children from a position of healing, humility, and grace. The honest stories shared by our guests set an atmosphere of transparency, encouraging listeners to boldly evaluate their own journey of understanding and valuing the cultural gifts God has given them and passing those tools of discernment to the next generation.

Amanda Flowers Peterson – Amanda comes with 15 years of experience focused on Cultural Competence, Inclusion and Unconscious Bias work. She currently works as the Programs and Diversity Inclusion Director at Launch Ministry. She is also a Pastor, Certified Yoga Instructor and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

Carrie Zelin Johnson – Carrie Zelin Johnson M.Ed. is founder of Zelin Johnson Companies; an education and mental health consulting firm, a Mental Health Practitioner at David Hoy & Associates and a Program Officer at Greater Twin Cities United Way.  Her passion for racial equity and reconciliation is grounded by her belief in Christ; and that we are all made in His image.

JuTone Lajoie – JuTone Lajoie acquired her masters in social work and is a licensed graduate social worker with several years of professional experience in addition to serving as a speaker and consultant. She is currently co-launching a private practice.

Visit ebonyramquist.com to view the resources we discuss and listen to the Lyrical Lesson partnered with this episode.

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Ep. 4 Resources – Teaching Multi-Ethnic Children to Embrace and Value Their Cultural Heritages

Panelist Condensed Bios:

Amanda Flowers Peterson – Amanda comes with 15 years of experience focused on Cultural Competence, Inclusion and Unconscious Bias work. She currently works as the Programs and Diversity Inclusion Director at Launch Ministry. She is also a Pastor, Certified Yoga Instructor and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

Carrie Zelin Johnson – Carrie Zelin Johnson M.Ed. is founder of Zelin Johnson Companies; an education and mental health consulting firm, a Mental Health Practitioner at David Hoy & Associates and a Program Officer at Greater Twin Cities United Way.  Her passion for racial equity and reconciliation is grounded by her belief in Christ; and that we are all made in His image.

JuTone Lajoie – JuTone Lajoie acquired her masters in social work and is a licensed graduate social worker with several years of professional experience in addition to serving as a speaker and consultant. She is currently co-launching a private practice.

Resources:

Gordon’s Ladder

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dr. Shawn Ginwright

Dr. Carol Gray

Jonathan McReynolds

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Ep. 4 Lyrical Lesson – Teaching Multi-Ethnic Children to Embrace and Value Their Cultural Heritages

I recently re-discovered the potent and soulful music of Emeli Sandé. I chose her latest song Intermission for this episode because both art forms establish a standard and atmosphere of transparency and reflection. Intermission calls for an intentional break to rest, recover, heal, forgive and be forgiven. The song serves as a reminder that we cannot effectively move forward without periodically stopping to learn  a healthy understanding of who we are, what we need, and in the context of this podcast, the true identity that God has given us.

 

Emeli Sandé – Intermission

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Ep. 4 Teaching Multi-Ethnic Children to Embrace and Value Their Cultural Heritages – Part 1 of 2

Welcome to the H.U.E Podcast!

*SPECIAL NOTE – If you have not done so, please listen to the Introduction Episode of this series first. (scroll down)*

This is part 1 of the fourth episode in the series: What Do We Tell The Children? How To Talk To A Child About Race and Identity.

In this episode three guest panelists (Amanda Flowers Peterson, Carrie Zelin Johnson, and JuTone Lajoie) share professional insights and genuine, heart-felt wisdom on supporting the development of a multi-ethnic child’s identity. Our guests distinguish between learning and valuing the diverse cultural markers gifted to a child, versus the racial categorizations they are perceived by. Practical approaches and methods of explaining this difference to children are also discussed. Caregivers are encouraged to understand their own cultural gifts, and any bias or hurt associated with them, in order to teach and guide children from a position of healing, humility, and grace. The honest stories shared by our guests set an atmosphere of transparency, encouraging listeners to boldly evaluate their own journey of understanding and valuing the cultural gifts God has given them and passing those tools of discernment to the next generation.

Amanda Flowers Peterson – Amanda comes with 15 years of experience focused on Cultural Competence, Inclusion and Unconscious Bias work. She currently works as the Programs and Diversity Inclusion Director at Launch Ministry. She is also a Pastor, Certified Yoga Instructor and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

Carrie Zelin Johnson – Carrie Zelin Johnson M.Ed. is founder of Zelin Johnson Companies; an education and mental health consulting firm, a Mental Health Practitioner at David Hoy & Associates and a Program Officer at Greater Twin Cities United Way.  Her passion for racial equity and reconciliation is grounded by her belief in Christ; and that we are all made in His image.

JuTone Lajoie – JuTone Lajoie acquired her masters in social work and is a licensed graduate social worker with several years of professional experience in addition to serving as a speaker and consultant. She is currently co-launching a private practice.

Visit ebonyramquist.com to view the resources we discuss and listen to the Lyrical Lesson partnered with this episode.

Part 2 of this episode  will be released Friday, February 19th.

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Ep. 3 Lyrical Lesson – How Can I Teach a White Child to Challenge Racism without Guilt or Shame?

When Pastor Jamey referenced the song I Need You to Survive as a source of inspiration and encouragement, I immediately thought of my childhood church. Our programs garnered media attention during Black History Month and MLK celebrations, and in several of those programs our youth group performed to the song. I remember passionately expressing the beautiful and powerful message of the song to every person sitting in the pews. It wasn’t uncommon to see individuals quietly weeping, whether they were a stranger passing through or a familiar face. The message of this song is timeless and reiterates Pastor Jamey’s call for love in action.

 

I Need You to Survive – Hezekiah Walker

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Ep. 3 How Can I Teach a White Child to Challenge Racism without Guilt or Shame? – Pastor Jamey Johnson

Welcome to the H.U.E Podcast!

*SPECIAL NOTE – If you have not done so, please listen to the Introduction Episode of this series first. (scroll down)*

This is the third guest interview in the series: What Do We Tell The Children? How To Talk To A Child About Race and Identity.

In this episode Pastor Jamey Johnson uses a 3-teir model of “for-to-with” to distinguish between the ideology of opposing racism versus the action and sacrifice of fighting racism. He implores caregivers to honestly share the historical and current actions of white supremacy, and allow white children to fully process through responses of surprise, sadness, guilt, or shame as they are guided to the significance of loving your neighbor through word and action.

Visit ebonyramquist.com to view the resources we discuss and listen to the Lyrical Lesson partnered with this episode.

The final episode of this series will be released in February.

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Ep. 2 How Can I Ground a BIPOC Child in Honest History and the Value of Their Voice? – Rev. Darrell Gillespie

Welcome to the H.U.E Podcast!

*SPECIAL NOTE – If you have not done so, please listen to the Introduction Episode of this series first. (scroll down)*

This is the second guest interview in the series: What Do We Tell The Children? How To Talk To A Child About Race and Identity.

In this episode Rev. Darrell Gillespie emphasizes three essential principles in building a foundation of confidence and strength for BIPOC children. He encourages caregivers not to be anxious in sharing the reality of racism and its effects while grounding children in the truth of their history and the value of their voice. Rev. Gillespie’s compassion and candid insight will encourage caregivers to equip and embolden BIPOC children in moving beyond the white-washed narrative of society to the reality of their value and a bright future.

Visit ebonyramquist.com and listen to the Lyrical Lesson partnered with this episode.

The next episode with Pastor Jamey Johnson will be released on Wednesday, December 30th.

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Ep. 2 Lyrical Lesson – How Can I Ground a BIPOC Child in Honest History and the Value of Their Voice?

Tobe Nwigwe, Nell, and Fat’s music has been a balm to my soul since I first heard it. The magnetic aura of their songs gives testament to Tobe’s mission of “making purpose popular”. Their song Shine aligns with the message in this episode to equip BIPOC children with the  foundation of their identity and heritage so their voices may resonate with confidence and peace.

 

Shine – Tobe Nwigwe

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Ep. 1 Lyrical Lesson – Transracial Adoption: How Can I Teach A Heritage That Is Not My Own?

Listening to Liz Vice’s music is like soaking your soul in a warm bath – it calms, it centers, it soothes. Her song The Source speaks of our minds and souls, asking “Expand Thy wings, celestial dove, Brood over our souls night, Replace it with Your love, On our troubled spirits, move, And let there now be light, Replace the lies with truth”.

 

The Source – Liz Vice

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