Welcome to the H.U.E Podcast!
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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.