Color Conversation is our parenting seminar series that brings parents together to dialogue about the issues affecting them and take away practical parenting techniques. Part seminar, part workshop, part support group, Color Conversation grew out of our PLAYgroup when parents expressed an interest in more than socializing.
At a typical Color Conversation, parents may hear from guest speakers, join in facilitated dialogue, socialize comfortably, and enjoy free childcare to make attendance as easy as possible. Events are held in locations that provide play activities for children and meeting facilities for adults, central location, and plenty of parking.
The topics presented evolve from prior discussions so the conversation is on-going and ever-changing. Past presenters included:
Teen Breakout Session and Art Project:
Laura Krug, MA, from Art Zone and MASC board members Monika Vega, MSW, and Kiyoshi Houston
Beth Howerton, Rage Against the Minivan blogger
Ijumaa Jordan, MA, early education consultant
Reed & Allison Garwood, transracially adopting parents
Khanisha Foster, Associate Artistic Director of 2nd Story and blogs at “Black, White, and Awesome.”
Farzana Nayani, MA, multiracial educator, MASC Advisory Board member and MASC past-president
MASC Board members Sonia Kang, RN, Laurel Hoa, PhD, and Jennifer Noble, PhD.