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Adoptive Parent Workshop: Talking “Racist” … and Not Knowing It

Tuesday, April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This event is for prospective and current adoptive parents of children of color.

How do white adoptive parents unwittingly pass on racially problematic messages to their children of color/non-white children? Join other adoptive parents at this engaging and hands-on workshop which will provide current and prospective adoptive parents with tools for how to avoid problematic patterns of speech that can be harmful to children of color. By the end of the session parents should be able to:

  • Identify and avoid common patterns of speech that can send a negative message to their non-white children
  • Engage in dialogue about racism in a more productive way that can help support children of color

Presented by Nabina Liebow, PhD. Liebow is a transracial, international adoptee. She works at American University as the Director of the College of the Arts and Sciences Leadership and Ethical Development Program; her academic research is focused on ethics and racism.

Co-sponsored by Barker Adoption Foundation

*If cost is prohibitive, please contact Martha Dantzic at to hear about scholarship opportunities.*


Tuesday, April 9
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$35 per person / $60 per couple
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Hill Center DC
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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