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

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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

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Ep. 1 Transracial Adoption: How Can I Teach a Heritage That is Not My Own? – Brittany Salmon

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

In this episode, Brittany Salmon speaks to the dynamics of bridging the gap between a child’s adoptive family of origin and the heritage(s) they are gifted with. While providing a clear, three-part framework to support caregivers, she also emphasizes the significance of caregivers identifying and decentering their own cultural heritage toward the goal of a multicultural home. Brittany’s mix of candid advice and heartfelt encouragement inspires caregivers to confidently continue the humble pursuit of “better”.

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The next episode with Rev. Darrell Gillespie will be released on Wednesday, December 23rd.

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What Do We Tell the Children?: How To Talk to a Child About Race and Identity – Introduction Episode

Welcome to the H.U.E Podcast!

This is the introduction episode to the series: What Do We Tell the Children?: How to Talk to a Child About Race and Identity

As your hosts (Ebony and Bibi), in this episode we introduce ourselves, speak on the highlights that stood out to us in the series, and share quotes that bring us hope when we are weary or discouraged.

We believe the experience, insight, and wisdom of the series’ guests will equip you with principles and practical advice on teaching race, identity, and antiracism to children.

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Bonus Content – How to Have Constructive Conversations Across Differences – Dr. Ruben Rivera

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The bonus content in this episode is from our podcast series: Will the Church Ever be Free of White Supremacy?

In this episode, Dr. Ruben Rivera shares core principles that are necessary for  effective conversations on controversial topics. Drawing upon examples from his twenty-plus years of experience in intergroup dialogue, Dr. Rivera illustrates how it is possible to challenge and disagree with others constructively through a posture of curiosity and humility.

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Ep. 3 Remarkable Christianity? – Dr. Ruben Rivera

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This is the third guest interview in the series: Will the Church Ever be Free of White Supremacy?

In this episode, Dr. Ruben Rivera pursues a core question of the Church: how to take Christ the One Way into the cultural many? He stresses the necessity of Christ as always being culturally relevant but never culturally captive. Dr. Ruben calls us to a transformative faith that does not follow Christ while believing dehumanizing views of our personal “Samaritans” (“the other”).

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This is the final episode of the series.

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Ep. 2 The Privilege of Complexity – Dr. Ruthanne Crapo Kim

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This is the second guest interview in the series: Will the Church Ever be Free of White Supremacy?

*NOTE: Suicide is briefly discussed in this interview.*

In this episode, Dr. Ruthanne Crapo Kim demonstrates the courage of authenticity to disrupt the norm of hurtful stereotypes. She also emphasizes the distinction between healing versus accepting others expectations as a cure, or standard, to live up to. Dr. Ruthanne points to the healing liberation of the Gospel, to inspires us to adopt paradigms of wonder and curiosity about those around us and the complexity of their stories.

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The next episode with Dr. Ruben Rivera will be released on Friday, June, 19th.

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Ep. 1 Healing from Racial Trauma – Kyle J. Howard

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This is the first guest interview in the series: Will the Church Ever be Free of White Supremacy?

*NOTE: The Kyle J. Howard interview was recorded in January 2020 and refers to events that occur prior to that date.*

In this episode, Kyle J. Howard reveals the significance of acknowledging our pain from racial trauma. While providing clear examples to help identify the elements of racially abusive church dynamics, Kyle implores us to not centralize whiteness in our hurts or in our healing.

Ultimately, Kyle desires to heal saints to the culmination of God’s triumphant and grand redemptive plan.

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The next episode with Dr. Ruthanne Crapo-Kim will be released on Friday, June, 12th.

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