Children’s Books Create an Accessible Pathway to Explore Race for Parents and Kids

Parts 1-5

  Tuesday, January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 2024

7-8:15pm Eastern, 6-7:15 Central, 5-6:15 Mountain, 4-5:15 Pacific


Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 7:00 PM EST
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 8:15 PM EST

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This is an online event. 



Robin Alpern 
Director of Training
Center for the Study of White American Culture, Inc.

A live, interactive online series of five sessions, each on a different topic. See below for dates and topics. Attend any or all sessions!

The stories we tell our children matter. Books are an excellent way to peek in on another way of life and learn that other stories are as important as your own. Reading fiction allows you to practice the art of entering into someone else’s reality. Empathy makes life broader and deeper, more interesting and more complex, more heartbreaking and more joyful.

For parents, educators,  caregivers and others who are a part of a child's 'village' who are looking for ways to discuss our nation's complicated history and present with their children, this workshop series will give you tools for using books to have conversations with your kids about race. We’ll take a deep dive into books together. We’ll cover picture books in one session, two different chapter books in two sessions and dive deep into a middle grade book in our last two sessions.

Please pick up the books at this link. Book discussions rely on participants having read the books if possible.

Join us in raising kids who will change the world!

Dates and topics:

January 23 Intro to anti-racist parenting and program on picture books/board books 

January 30 Chapter book

February 6 Chapter book

February 13 Middle grade book

February 20 Middle grade book


Mijha Godfrey is a distinguished former attorney turned entrepreneur and the visionary behind Jambo Books, a highly acclaimed children's book subscription service, revolutionizing the way parents and children talk about race and inclusion. Her expertise in diverse children's literature, and empowering conversations on race with children has earned recognition from major media outlets, including CNN, the Washington Post, PopSugar, HuffPost Canada, Bloomberg and Parents Magazine. The platform has since evolved into a safe space for parents seeking to engage in meaningful conversations about race and culture with their children, utilizing literature as a powerful tool for understanding and growth. Through Jambo Books, Mijha continues to inspire change by fostering diversity awareness and providing a means for parents and children to explore important topics surrounding race and inclusion in an accessible and impactful way.

;"...interest in transforming an organization to one that is truly multiracial
This event is hosted by the Anti-Racist Community Network (ARCN), a multiracial, anti-racist online community working to achieve racial justice and end white supremacy through activism and organizing. Our members want to be actively networking against racism and white supremacy. Through education and activism, we are working together for real and lasting societal change.


The Anti-Racist Community Network is owned and operated by the Center for the Study of White American Culture, Inc. Founded in 1995, we are known in anti-racist circles. Our operating philosophy for the ARCN is to create a big tent. If you are comfortable working under our explicit expectation that you support racial justice and building anti-racist multiracial community, then you are welcome and we invite you to come.


Member Policy: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color may join the ARCN with a complimentary equity membership. White people who cannot afford the cost to join may apply for a scholarship. White people with the means to pay are asked to do so, and we also welcome People of Color who would like to support us in addition to your presence by enrolling in a paid membership plan.
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