On August 26, 2020, from 2-4 pm, Spaulding for Children is presenting a free webinar:
“Transracial Adoption and the Black Lives Matter Movement”
Join us as our facilitated panel of three Black transracial adoptees share their experiences and real-talk about how the increased momentum surrounding Black Lives Matters impacts Black and Brown adoptees raised in White families in America.
The panel will highlight information that professionals working in the child welfare field as well as adoptive parents need to understand related to the intersectionality of adoption and race and its life-long impact.
Sharonlyn Harrison, Ph.D.
President/CEO, Public Research and Evaluation Services
Dr. Harrison has a doctorate in education, evaluation, and research, and has over 20 years leading initiatives designed to address racial, ethnic and cultural equity and diversity. She is senior consultant for the National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University and mentor for the Annie E. Casey, Expanding the Bench and LEEAD (Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity) initiative. She is an integral member of the team that developed and implemented the Minority Adoption Leadership Development Institute (MALDI), now entitled Minority Professional Leadership Development. This pivotal initiative provides opportunities for emerging leaders to learn and conduct action research about important child welfare topics including disproportionality, transracial adoption, sibling connections and kinship care.