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Friday, June 19 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM [EST]
Friday, June 19 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM [EST]
This Community Conversation is part of NASW-NJ's Race, Responsibility, and Reconciliation Series.
Young children are frequently more aware of current events and information appearing in the news and social media than parents realize. It's important to have discussions about race with your children to help them make sense of the often scary and confusing information they may be absorbing from their surroundings. It's also a crucial step in raising a generation of young people who understand the complexities of racial relations in our country and who have the ability to continue the work of dismantling racist systems of power.
Please join La'Tesha Sampson, LCSW and NASW-NJ's Executive Director, Jennifer Thompson, MSW for a conversation about how to discuss the issue of race and the recent race-related protests with young children.
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Jennifer Thompson is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Social Work and obtained her MSW from Columbia University in 2005. Ms. Thompson has worked in the nonprofit and public sector for more than a decade, serving in programmatic, advocacy and management roles. She began her career at the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission and served as a Sr. Adviser to Mayor Michael Bloomberg on a number of citywide initiatives including homeless services, affordable housing, transportation and infrastructure. In the nonprofit sector, she developed programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for young breast cancer survivors at Sharsheret, and most recently was the Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for Girl Scouts, where she led advocacy initiatives that included a collaboration with the office of the First Lady, Michelle Obama, and her initiative, Let Girls Learn. Ms. Thompson is passionate about advocating for social workers in both traditional and non-traditional roles throughout New Jersey. She resides in Bound Brook with her husband and son. When she is not advocating for the profession, she is active in her community, serving on a number of committees and volunteering at her son's school.
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