For our 5th annual Peacocktail Party, we will once again bring together a community of voices in support of developmental strategies for working with children of all ages. We will gather for an hour of cocktails and conversations before transitioning into the auditorium for a chance to discuss important topics in education.
This year we are especially excited to announce that Déana Scipio, PhD, will be our featured speaker, helping us explore how children’s books can and should demonstrate equity, diversity, and inclusion. The title of her presentation is Beyond the Single Story.
Dr Scipio will discuss how books help children view, at an early age, not only how diverse the world is, but how they fit into it. Parents and educators will learn about how to recognize biases in books, and to choose (or help kids choose) books that normalize – and foster dialogue about – differences such as race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, family structure, and more. We are excited about the rich conversations that Dr Scipio’s presentation will spark among the evening’s participants.
In addition to the wonderful conversations throughout the night, cocktails will be available at the WEAVE presents bar, while we will also be enjoying both sweet and savory delights from Fig & Spice. As this evening promises to be an interesting and engaging event for the entire community, we would love for you to join us.
Spaces are limited and ticket sales opened this week, so please don’t hesitate in reserving your tickets now at Brown Paper Tickets.
If you cannot join us that evening, though would like to support the event, both donations and parent/teacher ticket sponsorships are gratefully accepted.
Peacock Family Services