Please join us on Thursday evening, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. for “Navigating Diversity and Inclusion with our Children” presented by Elisabeth “Biz” Lindsay-Ryan. Register by emailing office@cherrypreschool.org. Parents need to be able to navigate what living in a diverse community means on a regular basis. Each type of diversity brings unique challenges for parents. Every family brings a different perspective to this conversation and we want to create a welcoming environment for children from all types of families through greater parent awareness. Parents need to understand how to affirm and support this exploration. The conversation will include understanding our perspectives and how these may impact our children. This session will ground parents’ experiences in research and begin a productive dialogue about the challenges of navigating race, gender, ability, family structure, faith and other forms of difference that will benefit the entire community.

Elisabeth “Biz” Lindsay-Ryan is a diversity professor, trainer and consultant. She completed her Master’s of Arts at DePaul University in Human Services and Counseling in 2000, and she earned her Bachelor’s of Arts at DePauw University majoring in History with Minors in African American Studies and Education in 1997. She served as the Director of Programs at the Women’s Center at Northwestern University from November 2000-September 2008 where her responsibilities included chairing several universtiy wide committees including serving as the Co-Chair for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Support Network. She and her wife Rebecca “Becca” (past Cherry Preschool Board President), are the parents of Cherry Preschool alums Katie, Harper and Jack.