What does race mean for all parents? How do we talk to children about racism? How do you bring up children to confront racism? Those are the questions Uju Asika, a multiple award-nominated blogger, screenwriter and creative consultant, addresses in her new book, Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World. Join us for a chat with Uju to find out more about this important and underexamined topic for parents of all races and ethnicities.
A former journalist for publications such as The Guardian, Time Out and Salon.com, Uju has been a fixture on the parent blogging and influencer scene for years, known for her popular blog Babes About Town and her presence at events and conferences. A published poet and screenwriter, she’s written Bringing Up Race, incorporating her experiences of raising two boys in London. Bringing Up Race is published in September 2020
Uju is joining us on Thursday 24 September at 1 pm on Zoom to chat about her book.
Event: Bringing Up race – How to raise a kind child in a prejudiced world
How to raise a kind child in a prejudiced world
Date: Thursday, 24 September
Time: 1 – 2 pm
Where: Zoom online event
How to Register
This event is free. Please register here to attend.
Uju Asika is a multiple award-nominated blogger (http://babesabouttown.com), digital consultant (http://mothersandshakers.net) and author of the book Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World, published on September 3, 2020 by Yellow Kite (Hachette UK).
Jennifer Howze is Cofounder and Editorial Director of BritMums and an award-winning journalist who has worked in New York, Paris and London. She has contributed to The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Wall Street Journal, Conde Nast magazines, and two books: Frommer’s Secret Hotels of Cornwall and Standing Up to Supernanny. She has appeared on BBC Breakfast, Woman’s Hour and BBC radio as a blogging and parenting expert. She is co-founder of BritMums as well as the UK’s first parent blogging conference. Previously she was Online Lifestyle Editor at The Times and originated its Alpha Mummy blog before launching Jenography.net.
Susanna Scott founded the BritMums social network in 2008 after a career in marketing. She wanted to create a space for parent bloggers to network, and share ideas and opportunities. Together, with her BritMums cofounder Jennifer Howze, she launched the first blogging conference in the UK. She is often quoted as a pioneer in the UK mum blogging space and has been named a top female entrepreneur. She has been featured in The Times, The FT, The Independent, The Guardian, The Sun, Technorati, She, Primo Baby and Red magazine, amongst others. She speaks frequently about blogging, social networking and the BritMums community at industry events. Her blog A Modern Mother ranks in the UK’s top 10 Family Travel Blogs.