Talking to Kids About Race with Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith

Saturday, February 4

Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith

How do we talk with the children and young people in our lives about race and racism? Dr. Briscoe-Smith will cover how kids develop their perception of race, what colorblindness is and isn’t, the ways in which bias impacts kids, and more. We will also hear from two local families on how their faith has informed the conversation they have with their children on the topics of race and racism.

The presentation will cover all of the developmental stages from birth through late teen years so parents, grandparents, educators, and mentors of all ages of children are encouraged to attend. We also encourage you to invite your neighbors and friends to engage in a discussion that many in our community want to participate in.

Dr. Briscoe-Smith is a Harvard and Berkeley educated child-psychologist, an Oakland public school parent, and an adjunct faculty member at the Wright institute. She works closely with non-profits and schools as a clinician, trainer, and consultant.

Date: Saturday, February 4
Time: 9–11:30 am
Location: First Pres Sanctuary, 2407 Dana Street, Berkeley (directions)
Register: Register for this free event here
Childcare: Childcare is available at no cost for birth through 4th grade, but you must register by Friday, January 27 to reserve a spot. Please include the name and age of each child attending with your Eventbrite registration.
More Information: Contact Megan Luckhardt, First Pres Mission Outreach Coordinator, at 510-280-6121 or


Sponsored by

Christ Church        First Pres Berkeley