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Saturday, September 29
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Frick Art and Historical Center

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In partnership with P.R.I.D.E. and Frick Pittsburgh, join Trying Together for a day of professional development and explore how we, as early childhood educators, afterschool providers, and families, can create a positive environment to discuss race with young children.

The day features Dr. Erin N. Winkler, professor of African & African Diaspora Studies and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Then, participate in two. Workshop presenters include Sheba G., Dr. Aisha White and Medina Jackson from P.R.I.D.E., Wolf Trap teaching artist Celeta Hickman, and Molly Kilbridge from Frick Pittsburgh along with Dr. Kathryn Carroll, kindergarten teacher at Pittsburgh Faison K-5. After you register, we will email you for your workshop preferences.

Registration to the UnConference includes registration to the P.R.I.D.E. Speaker Series featuring Dr. Erin Winkler's keynote on Thursday, September 27th, from 5-7pm, at the Frick Pittsburgh. It is highly recommended that UnConference attendees attend this speaker series event. Click here for more info.
 

How to Register


Register now to reserve your space by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 20!  

When the workshops are finalized, you will receive an email from Yu-Ling to select your preferred workshops.  We will do our best to place you in your requested workshop, but this is not guaranteed.  There is limited space in each workshop and workshop placement is based on the date of your registration, so we recommend you register early. 

For groups of more than six people, there is a 10% discount. Please email Yu-Ling at conference@tryingtogether.org for more information.

Registration to the UnConference includes registration to the P.R.I.D.E. Speaker Series featuring Dr. Erin Winkler’s keynote on Thursday, August 27th, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the Frick Pittsburgh. It is highly recommended that UnConference attendees attend this speaker series event.

Tickets for the P.R.I.D.E. Speaker Series only will open to the public on Thursday, September 6.
 

About Dr. Erin Winkler 




Erin N. Winkler is associate professor of African & African Diaspora Studies and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She earned her Ph.D. in African American Studies at the University of California-Berkeley and was a postdoctoral fellow in African American Studies at Northwestern University. She is author of the book, Learning Race, Learning Place: Shaping Racial Identities and Ideas in African American Childhoods. She has recently consulted for the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, working to train museum staff to have productive conversations about race and racism with visitors of all ages and backgrounds (2016), and serving as an instructor in the Museum’s week-long workshop for K-12 teachers, “Let’s Talk: Teaching Race in the Classroom” (2017). 
 

About P.R.I.D.E.

 At P.R.I.D.E. our focus is on helping young Black children, aged 3 to 8, develop a positive racial identity. Studies have shown that when children are socialized to embrace their race, ethnicity, and heritage, it can lead to numerous positive outcomes. This event is part of the P.R.I.D.E. Speaker Series, which invites parents, caregivers, educators, and the community at-large to learn about and engage in discussions about race, education, and young children. The P.R.I.D.E. Program, which is  is part of the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development, a division of the School of Education.
 

Thank You To Our Sponsors and Partners


A huge thank you to our co-hosts P.R.I.D.E. and Frick Art and Historical Center, our series sponsor PNC Grow Up Great and sponsor Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), and to our workshop partners, without whom this would not be possible!

Funding for this UnConference was made possible (in part) by the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of OCDEL; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practice or organization imply endorsement by the Commonwealth. 
 
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