GLES families have been invited by the West Woodland Elementary PTA to hear a presentation by Sharon H. Chang tonight, 10/10 from 6:30 - 8:30 at West Woodland Elementary. Please see below for description of event provided by West Woodland Elementary. Please note, no childcare will be provided for GLES students.
Over the last two decades the multiracial population has expanded at lightning speed. From 2000 to 2010, those who reported they were multiple races grew by 32 percent. It is estimated the mixed-race population will grow 176 percent over the next four decades, more than any group by far. And yet, while we are seeing the increased use of multiracial bodies in advertising, we are not seeing a corresponding representation of authentic multiracial stories and lived lives. Mixed-race children are still the least represented in children's literature. Young multiracial adults cannot earn a degree in Critical Mixed Race Studies at any higher institution in the US. As parents raising this rapidly growing Mixed generation, we have a huge gap to fill. Come join author Sharon H. Chang to learn about multiracial experiences and how to support our children in developing positive mixed-race identity.