Dr. Caryn Park

Antioch University Seattle School of Education teaching faculty Dr. Caryn Park was featured in a CBC story “How to talk to kids about race, and why you should start now.” 

Caryn Park, part of the education faculty at Antioch University Seattle, said many parents of young children have had “that moment”: their kids ask about another’s skin colour out loud or point to someone who looks different from them in the grocery line. Rather than “shush” them, she says to “acknowledge” those differences, “cultivate curiosity” and explain the benefits of plurality.

“We tend to be so alarmed by children’s responses that don’t follow social norms, that we want to shut it down because we think they’re not ready,” said Park, who gives workshops to preschool teachers about anti-bias education.

“You’re there to support. You’re not there to have all the answers.”

–CBC News · Posted: Jun 04, 2020

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C. Imani Williams ‘10

C. Imani Williams’s ‘10 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) book, Rootwork: Triumph Over Trauma, was published.

Nathan Elias ‘18

Nathan Elias’s ‘18 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) novel, Coil Quake Rift, was published by Montag Press.

Toni Ann Johnson ‘08

Toni Ann Johnson ‘08 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) was a guest on the Missouri Review’s Miller Aud-cast podcast.

Gabriella Souza ‘19

Gabriella Souza‘s ‘19 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) flash piece, “Little Feet,” was published in Cleaver and nominated for The Best Small Fictions anthology.

Gwynne Garfinkle ‘06

Gwynne Garfinkle’s ‘06 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) novel, Can’t Find My Way Home, will be published on January 15 by Aqueduct Press.

Sarah Manguso

Antioch MFA Faculty Sarah Manguso (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) was profiled by Publishers Weekly about her upcoming novel Very Cold People.

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