Ep 168: Having Race Conversations

Episode Summary

Matthew R Kay, author of Not Light, But Fire, shares his vast wealth of knowledge on how to have productive discussions about race. As an educator and speaker, Matthew is well-versed in what to avoid and what to move toward in conversations.

This episode will be released to the public on 12-12-2021.

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Parenting Scripts

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1. Paraphrase what your teen has said to show you understand them:

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2. Use high-grade compliments to build a connection:

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About Matthew R. Kay

Matthew R. Kay is an educator and author of the book, Not Light, But Fire. He is a proud product of Philadelphia’s public schools and a founding teacher at Science Leadership Academy (SLA). At SLA, he teaches an innovative inquiry-driven, project-based curriculum. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of Philly Slam League (PSL), a non-profit organization that shows young people the power of their voices through weekly spoken word competitions. The PSL is the only season-long, school-based slam poetry league in the United States.

Matthew lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Cait, and his daughter, Adia Sherrill & Bennu Jane.

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