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News, Brews & Beatz: Parenting Black Children & Teens Today

April 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Illinois Public Media invites you to News, Brews and Beatz 8 as we discuss parenting Black children and teens today. The public recording will be held on April 17 at the Pour Bros. Taproom (40 E. University Ave., Champaign) at 6:00 p.m.
Topics we will cover:
• “Old school” vs. “new school” parenting styles;
• Exploring how you were brought up vs. how you parent your children;
• Having “The Talk” regarding policing, race, and racism;
• Addressing your child’s cultural identity and self-esteem in predominantly white spaces;
• And navigating the challenges of social media with today’s peer pressures.
• Reginald Hardwick, IPM Public Media News & Public Affairs Director
• Tracy Parsons, Comm. Relations & Facilitator Community Coalition, City of Champaign
• Dr. Carolyn Randolph-Kato, Visiting Assoc. Director of Arts Impact Assessment University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Todd Kato, Assistant Director in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Illinois (Todd and wife Carolyn are married and raising three children)
• Cynthia Smith, Resource Specialist, Child Care Resource Service (Cynthia is raising her three granddaughters)
• Erik L. Felix, Coach, Referee, Entrepreneur from Danville (Erik is a single parent of seven children, ages 14-31)
• Robert A. White II, Adult & Senior Programs Coordinator at Douglass Annex (Robert is a single parent of three children, including a set of twins)
• Dr. Dynesha D. Grissom, Psychologist at YMG Psychological Services, PLLC.
Performances by Spoken Word Artist Missy Richland, and Ryan Byfield & Nuclei Trio Band.
These quarterly conversations focus on different aspects of the gun violence crisis and what individuals and community groups are doing to combat it. News, Brews & Beatz events are free and open to the public.


April 17, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Pour Bros. Taproom
40 E. University Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
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(217) 954-1881
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