PBS KIDS Talk About Race & Racism

October 20, 2020
11:00am Eastern Time
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Join WPSU for a special look at the PBS program that looks at kids and their parents talking about race and racism in their world. Following the screening, Dr. Kate Berardi will lead a discussion with viewers and a panel of educators, where they will discuss how to talk to your own kids about race and racism.

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5 minutes

PBS KIDS Talk About FULL EPISODE | Race & Racism | PBS KIDS

Made possible by Target, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Viewers Like You. Hosted by inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, this half-hour program features authentic conversations between real children and their parents and includes content from DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, ARTHUR, and XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM. The show looks at race and racial justice-related topics in an age-appropriate way and offers viewers ideas to build on as they continue these important conversations at home. For more resources on talking about race and racism, visit pbskids.org.

60 minutes


  • Tamra

    Tamra is the Event Coordinator for WPSU.


  • Dr. Kate Berardi

    Dr. Berardi is a UNESCO Fellow and the creator of The Empathy Project. She works as an education specialist with WPSU.

  • Dr. Shannon Telenko

    Dr. Shannon Telenko is Postdoctoral Scholar for Equity Pedagogy in the College of Education. She completed her PhD in cultural anthropology with a concentration in race, gender, and social justice at American University in 2016. Prior to her current role at Penn State, she has served as an academic advisor in the College of the Liberal Arts and World Campus and as a researcher in the College of Health and Human Development. She is a former co-chair for the President's Equity Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity. Dr. Telenko has lived in Centre County since 2005 and has two children in the State College Area School District.

  • Dr. Allison Sterling Henward

    Dr. Allison Sterling Henward is an educational anthropologist, early childhood education (ECE) specialist, and core faculty in the comparative and international education program at Penn State. She applies comparative, ethnographic, and qualitative research methods to study the ways in which culture and class impact and shape ECE programs.

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