We are barely even scratching the surface here, with this conversation with Adelaide Lancaster, co-founder and director of strategy for the non-profit organization, We Stories. Based in St. Louis, We Stories aims to hold critical conversations with white families about race, racism, racial justice and health equity.
The Two Jess(es) sit in the discomfort of their own realizations about their own racism, as Adelaide sheds light on what being racist actually means. Adelaide boldly brings stories of her own journey toward becoming anti-racist, and how that work has led her to creating a space for white families (in particular, but ALL are welcome!) to learn about the issues of racial injustice and inequality that they are contributing to. In less than one hour, Adelaide gives TTJ(es) a framework to use as they continue to talk to their children and white friends about racism.
Holding space for each other in this uncomfortable moment, as well as for their brothers and sisters of color, Jess and Jess invite you to begin the work of necessary conversation in these moments of tension and refuse to stand complacent any longer.
***If you are a white parent who is looking for resources and support to start conversations about racial justice with your children, or continue the work you have been doing, this episode will be extremely helpful and beneficial to you.
To find out more about We Stories:
Forward through Ferguson: https://forwardthroughferguson.org/
The Conscious Kid: https://www.theconsciouskid.org/
The Integrated Schools podcast: https://integratedschools.org/podcast/harvey/
Raising White Kids by Jennifer Harvey: https://www.amazon.com/Raising-White-Kids-Bringing-Children/dp/1501878077/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD.
The Big Enough Company by Adelaide Lancaster and Amy Abrams: https://www.amazon.com/Big-Enough-Company-Businesses-Happier/dp/1591845602/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+big+enough+company&qid=1591572376&s=books&sr=1-1
Meet Adelaide Lancaster- Co-Founder and Director of Strategy for We Stories:
Adelaide Lancaster is the co-founder and Director of Strategy for We Stories, a St. Louis-based non-profit organization that engages White families to change the conversation about and build momentum towards racial j