Follow Chester! Exploring Microaggressions, Civility, and Allies in Children’s Books and Beyond

Monday, October 7, 2019

1:00–2:00 p.m.

DOORS OPEN, 12:30 P.M.

Keefer Auditorium
72 East Concord Street

Please Register

Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People Provided

Livestreaming Available During Event

Cohosted with the Activist Lab

In her presentation, “Follow Chester! Exploring Microaggressions, Civility, and Allies in Children’s Books and Beyond,” Gloria Respress-Churchwell will discuss practical ways to address difficult themes with children using picture books like her children’s book, Follow Chester!. This compelling story takes us on the football field as Chester Pierce leads his team to take charge of their destiny through courage, friendship, and support to combat racism. All are welcome to this presentation in which the author will explore ways that text, images, and music can be used as tools in educating young readers about these difficult and important issues. The author will use the book’s illustrations by 2019 Coretta Scott King Honoree Laura Freeman, and she will share music developed for Follow Chester!.