NCFL to host webinar on creating culturally sustaining family partnerships

Join NCFL, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Equity Research Action Coalition on Thursday, January 25 at 3 PM EST for a presentation on culturally sustaining family  partnership.

Black, Indigenous, and other families of color continue to thrive despite navigating systems and environments that place them at social, economic, and psychological risk. This presentation will uncover the importance of centering the multiple intelligences, expertise, and lived experiences of minoritized families with young children. Leveraging findings about minoritized families’ experiences with racism and discrimination, their financial security/material hardship, mental health and wellbeing, and early care and education options, this session will uncover how early care and education systems and those who work alongside families can create systems of opportunities and ensure they thrive.

Participants will examine how they can activate the 4Es of Exploration, Expectation, Education, and Empowerment as they transform the early care and education system to ensure justice for families and communities who have been historically marginalized, sidelined, and silenced.

Register today!


Iheoma U. Iruka, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Public Policy
Fellow, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG)
Founding Director, Equity Research Action Coalition at FPG
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill