All moms have to deal with a lot of the same little challenges: choosing baby names, potty training, finding your village, and answering your kid's tough questions. But if you are raising a Black child, you have to deal with a lot more than that. If you’re a single Black mom who’s adopting a child, even more. Join author Nefertiti Austin for a discussion of her book Motherhood So White, in which she shares her story of starting a family through adoption as a single Black woman, examines the the history of adoption in the African-American community, faces off against the stereotypes of single Black moms, and confronts the reality of what it looks like to raise children of color and answer their questions about racism in modern day America.
She will lead a conversation exploring the book’s themes of social and cultural biases and what it looks like for Black families in white America today, followed by a Q&A.