TAIP Online Workshop
Battling Racism and Bullying Through Books
In this workshop, Kinota shares the story of his daughter who experienced racial bullying at her Japanese elementary school because of her skin color.
Throughout the workshop, Kinota shares a universal message that all children are beautiful regardless of their skin color, and he helps us think about how we can educate our students and promote acceptance.
Takeaways from this workshop include:
- Encouraging adults to help children to take purposeful steps toward anti-racism
- Build a shared understanding of concepts related to race, racism, and anti-racism.
- Provide strategies to sustain anti-racist practices when responding to racist events
- Reading of Kinota's Sakura Medal Nominee book Mio The Beautiful
- Sharing of Kinota's anti-racism resources (lesson+unit plans) for teachers
The workshop is followed by a Q&A time in which participants are welcome to ask questions as well as share their own stories.
About the Presenter
Kinota Braithwaite is African Canadian now living in Fujisawa, Japan. He is an anti-bullying/anti-racism activist, speaker, and writer. He's also a licensed elementary Montessori Teacher. To date, he's written three books, Mio the Beautiful, Kei the True Friend, and Mio's Wish. All three highlight the bullying and racism biracial children experience in Japan. Visit Kinota's website www.learnwithkinota.com
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