Little Chairs Big Differences
For and By Early Childhood Educators and Care Providers
Little Chairs Big Differences and Maple Street School Present:
Our First Children's Racial Justice Conference
For Children and Their Grown-Ups Ages 4-8
(Older children can be helpers and younger children will not be turned away).
Come talk about race in a safer space.
Child centered with parent/grown/up programming
Combination of workshops, dancing, activities and speak outs.
We will have honest and aware discussions working, playing, dancing and acting towards empowerment and change-making.
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Little Chairs Big Differences was founded in 2013 by The Maple Street School, a small co-op preschool in Brooklyn, with the collaboration of Wendy Cole, Martha Haakmat, and Takiema Bunche-Smith. LCBD hosts a variety of events (workshops, panel discussions, celebrations...) and one major yearly conference that offer action-based and social justice-minded resources, support, professional learning, and community connection for those who work with young children.
As early childhood educators we are fundamentally involved in raising awareness and challenging perceptions and accepted norms for the youngest learners and those who work with them, yet we are often left out of larger conversations about identity and intersectionality. Through gatherings and events, Little Chairs Big Differences aims to create space for a means of both celebrating and going deeper into this work, broadening our understanding, and being more action-oriented toward creating a more just society and world.