The following information was sent out by Gloria Delsandro, the principal of Mount Desert Elementary School in Mount Desert, Maine. The virtual town hall is open to hall, tonight, Thursday, June 18th at 7 p.m.

In the aftermath of tragic events and traumatic experiences, children look to the adults in their lives—families, caregivers, and educators—not only to provide comfort and make sense of those lived experiences but also to offer guidance in how to imagine a better world.

But adults don't always have the answers. We, too, need guidance and support.

That's why the International Literacy Association (ILA) is partnering with Kwame Alexander on "How to Raise and Teach Anti-Racist Kids," a virtual Town Hall Thursday, June 18, at 7:00 p.m. ET.

The first half of the event will be a panel discussion hosted by Alexander.

Featured guests are as follows:

Cornelius Minor, author of We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be

Tiffany M. Jewell, author of This Book Is Anti-Racist

Pam Allyn, global literacy expert and coauthor (with Ernest Morrell) of Every Child a Super Reader

Noni Thomas López, head of school at The Gordon School in Providence, RI

Karyn Parsons, author and founder of Sweet Blackberry

Stephen G. Peters, vice president of the ILA Board of Directors, will deliver opening remarks.

A live Q&A will follow the panel discussion.


WHAT: How to Raise and Teach Anti-Racist Kids

WHEN: Thursday, June 18, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. ET

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