Glenn Singleton's Fourth Condition is all about keeping us all at the table to have a courageous conversation. This session consisted of an amazing panel of children's book authors who have devoted their lives to celebrating racial and cultural diversity. They have shared how they have written their unique stories through the lens of equity to teach young adults many valuable lessons about self-identity.
1. Joanna Ho, New York Times bestselling author of "Eyes that Kiss in the Corners" and many more
2. Kirsten Liepmann, author of "Little Book for Big Changes: Activities and tips to make the world a better place"
3. Wafa Shami, author of the latest release "When Za'atar Met Zeit"
4. Tam Le, Founder of Tiny Wrist Bilingual Vietnamese Books
Moderating our panel is Colleen Thomas, author of "Beautiful Skin: A Children's Book about Overcoming Racism".
The Third Condition will normalize the social construction of knowledge, thus engaging multiple racial points of view in order to surface critical perspective. This concept acknowledges the process through which racial meaning is inherited, interpreted, and passed on from one generation to the next. Each attendee creates meaning around our current racial reality based on how we have experienced and understood our near and distant pasts It enables educators to develop will, skill, and capacity for listening to and engaging with conflicting racial perspectives and experiences. Where and in what manner we have grown up creates the lens through which we see the world racially. When individuals bring their unique construction of racial knowledge to the conversation, then there will necessarily be multiple racial points of view to consider…thus surfacing different perspectives.
Moderating this session's bold and diverse panel is Ingrid Hadley, a Global Diversity and Inclusion Expert and Leadership Coach for over 20 years from ILH Possibilities, Inc.