Open Circle for White Parents & Care Givers of BIPOC Children
Time & Location
About the Event
Parenting is challenging. Period. Parenting BIPOC children as white parents adds more layers to that challenge because we know that whiteness is toxic to our BIPOC babies. This gathering is a next step in creating safe and non judgemental space for white parents to explore the joys and challenges, learn together and from each other, and claim that emotional labor as our own to hold. Because, as Maya Angelou said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better”.
This dialogue will be facilitated by Susan Phillips and Dylan Bradford-Kesti (bios are below).
Susan Phillips is a social justice activist, educator/facilitator/trainer and servant leader. She is
grounded in experiential education and participatory processes as an experienced facilitator and
host. She has worked in youth development, food justice, and education justice ecosystems.
Susan has a BA in Cultural Anthropology and a MA in Leadership Studies. When not engaged
in community building projects, Susan is a backyard farmer, reluctant artist, student of life, and
parent of three.
Dylan Bradford-Kesti is the Senior Policy Aide to Councilmember Alondra Cano at the City of Minneapolis with a rich history in organizing and progressive politics. Dylan is a husband, father, cyclist, and part-time drummer in a dad band. Dylan can also be found on Twitter @DylanKesti or at firstname.lastname@example.org.