Racial Identity Development


How do we come to terms with race? For some it’s a struggle, for others it’s simply a fact, and some never think about it at all. How do our racial and ethnic identities inform our values, perceptions, and beliefs? How do we ensure that our children develop a positive racial identity? Join us for a conversation about how we learn to know ourselves through race. Penumbra’s Let’s Talk Series creates space for compassionate and challenging conversations around issues of social justice, equity, and the arts. Hosted by Sarah Bellamy, the event begins at 6:00pm with refreshments and light bites, followed by a 90-minute presentation and discussion.

Leslie Barlow, a visual artist whose most recent show, titled Loving, depicts interracial relationships.
Dr. Jill Romans, serves as the Assistant Head of School for St. Paul Academy and Summit School. A clinical psychologist specializing in neuropsychology, she focuses on learning, memory, and social/emotional functioning in adolescence.
Dr. Kerry Frank, a psychology professor at St. Thomas University specializing in in areas of diversity, self-concept and self-esteem, and identity development.
Eric Sharp, a playwright and actor whose play Middle Brother follows a Korean adoptee from Waterloo, Iowa where he was raised, to his place of birth in Seoul, Korea.


Monday, October 23, 2017 // 6:00PM