We believe education is a lifelong journey that extends far beyond the traditional classroom.
Well Life Series
Join us for a special series of virtual events curated just for parents and designed to help you live well. All events are free and open to the Wellington and Columbus communities.
Our 2020-21 Well Life series will address timely topics relevant to current conversations surrounding civil discourse, racial and gender inequality, emotional intelligence, and the vital importance for all of us to seek opportunities to amplify the voices of the historically disenfranchised.
Well Life Series Virtual Events
September 22, 7-8 p.m.
Shifting from 'me' to 'we': Talking with your kids about politics and the importance of unlikely friendships through civic engagement and civil discourse.
Talking with your kids and your family about politics can be tricky. Forming strong friendships outside of the family with those who share diverse perspectives can be equally challenging. In these conversations, fostering a sense of connection and empathy, even when perspectives are vastly different, is vital for social-emotional and relationship health. It’s also a critically important skill that even our youngest learners can develop. Join us for an evening of empowering and action-oriented conversation that sets the stage for healthy dialogue about politics with your child, your family and your friends.
October 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
Supporting Your Child's Multiple Identities: A session for parents and caregivers of children with multiracial and/or cross-cultural identities
We all have multiple identities—race, gender, age, sexual orientation, culture, occupation, etc. However, psychology research has traditionally focused on the effects stemming from one identity (i.e., race OR gender), rather than trying to measure how belonging to multiple groups may actually shift our behavior. With today’s society becoming increasingly diverse, it is important to consider how exposure to and interactions with diversity affects the various perspectives and experiences we have as both children and adults. Join us as we discuss the roles our multiple identities play starting from early childhood through college with the goal of increasing awareness of all of our multiple identities.
Beginning on January 13, Wellington will host a four-week virtual book club for “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo. This breakout book examines topics including: white privilege, systemic discrimination, and the Black Lives Matter movement, while also offering clarity on how readers can help dismantle the racial divide. We hope you will join us for this important conversation moderated by Wellington experts. The book is available for preorder from the Sokol Store.
Book club meetings will take place on Zoom from 7-8 p.m. on January 13, 20, and 27, and February 3.