The Parent Circle engages our Baruch families in a variety of programming throughout the year. We have a speaker series that spans topics from parenting to college applications and also a monthly study group that explores topics important to the Baruch community.
Monthly Study Group
2020-2021 Topic: Confronting Racism
Your kids are about to embark on a year defined by our changing America, and Baruch has committed to developing an Anti-Racist lens for the curriculum. This year, you have an opportunity to engage in the kinds of conversations that your kids will be having — with your fellow Baruchian parents.
The goal is to examine this urgent topic in order to gain personal insight about our own explicit and implicit beliefs and values, so we can better confront racism. Our hope is to bring parents together to meet and connect in a social space focused on this deeply important work.
October Meeting: TBD
We’ll meet for an hour of conversation and reflection on our first text:
RAISING WHITE KIDS: BRINGING UP CHILDREN IN A RACIALLY UNJUST AMERICA by Jennifer Harvey (2018). It’s a fascinating and deeply insightful book that is relevant, straightforward, accessible, and yep, somewhat quick!
While this first text is somewhat targeted for those raising white children, we welcome all parents — parents of color, parents raising children of color — to participate! In future sessions, we’ll take on different kinds of texts or sources: podcasts, poetry, literature, news, comedy, or music.
List and dates to follow