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First Steps Kent | Equity Talks | Graci Harkema: Experiencing Early Racism

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I’m honored to have partnered with First Steps Kent on their Equity Talks video series on the importance of identity, belonging, diversity, equity and inclusion in early childhood development! What we say to our kids matters, they are paying attention even if we think they aren't. Check out this video where I share one of my first memories of racism, along with anticipated next steps.

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The Mud.

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Two years ago, I experienced one of the hardest days of my career, to date.

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Rising from the Riots.

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Violence is never the solution; it only contributes to the problem. When we are more upset about damage to our buildings than we are about the murders of innocent black and brown people at the hands of law enforcement, we are contributing to the problem, not the solution. We are so urgent in repairing damages, when we pick up a hammer, we need to hold a hammer of accountability within our law enforcement system. When we board up windows, we need to board up our racial biases. When we read instructions, we need to ask and be open when we...

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40 under 40 Award Recipient - Graci Harkema

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40 under 40 Award Recipient - Graci Harkema

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