Join us as we explore many of the dynamics within multiracial families. We’ll also look at the differences that multiracial families experience with self-esteem and how having multiple ethnic backgrounds can impact self-identity.
Dr. Cathy Coleman — Mental Health Therapist, Founder and CEO of Smart Choice Training Institute, View her bio
Dr. Jean Corey — Professor of English and Director of the Center of Public Humanities at Messiah College
Cynthia Daniels — Associate Director, The Office of Multicultural Recruitment and Community Affairs, Penn State University, View her bio
Dr. Jackie Wilson — CEO, Trac Services for Families, View her bio
Share your personal experiences or ask questions that we can address during this conversation. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or share your story using #RacialJusticePA.
Our goal is to elevate underrepresented voices with special emphasis on giving young people a platform to discuss their views. Race and racism are uncomfortable topics. Our objective is to help serve as a catalyst for change by bringing people together to discuss possible solutions and inspire collective action.
The committee of co-organizers include:
Jankail Adams — Parent Liaison for the PA State GEAR UP-3 program, Harrisburg School District
Sharia Benn — President & Executive Artistic Director of Sankofa African American Theatre Company
Corey Dupree — Chief Operating Officer at The Bridge: Eco Village in Harrisburg
Stephanie A. Jirard — Chief Diversity Officer & Professor of Criminal Justice at Shippensburg University
Mark Rhodes — Diversity Educator and Strategist, Owner of Key Learning Consultants and a Commissioner with the City of York Human Relations Commission
Delma Rivera-Lytle — Diversity Education Specialist at Central York School District
Major Kristal M. Turner-Childs — Director, Bureau of Forensic Services, Pennsylvania State Police & WITF Board Member
The entire conversation will be live streamed and recorded so those unable to attend can watch, listen and share. Visit witf.org/racialjustice to watch past conversations and find additional resources.