Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
Opening and Closing Keynote Speaker & Workshop Presenter
Parenting with Identity in Mind
How do we learn about our various group identities like gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, economic class, learning styles? What messages have we internalized about ourselves and others? Why do some people have a healthy self-identity and others feel own-group shame and hatred? Learn how we can instill positive self-identity in our children and coach them to be positive influences on others’ identities. Together, we can co-create genuinely affirming and inclusive communities.
Talking to Youth About Identity, Difference, and Justice
Young people are on a constant search for who they are and where they belong. They also often bear witness to challenging or traumatic events in current events, media, and our local communities. We adults have a natural instinct to protect our children from harsh realities and yet we want to prepare them to navigate this complex world - is it possible to do both? What are ways to talk about identity, difference, and justice in age appropriate ways? How do you reinforce your values without shutting down perspectives? Walk away with tools, reminders, and resources for having sometimes hard but often rich and necessary conversations with youth.