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Power of the Picture Book: Bridging Literacy, Equity, and Centering Our Children

October 10 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

- Free

Power of the Picture Book: Bridging Literacy, Equity, and Centering Our Children

Did you know that babies notice race as early as 3 months? Join Colorful Pages Coalition founders Bianca Gragg and Jeannie Curtis as we explore interactive read aloud strategies and early race awareness through a racial equity lens. This training is ideal for any educator, parent, or person with young children (birth through five) in their lives!
Jeannie Curtis is a co-founder of Colorful Pages Coalition. In an ongoing effort to become anti-racist, she began seeking racial equity education for herself and working to ensure that her work as a facilitator of professional development for teachers always has a focus of racial equity in the classroom.  One of Jeannie’s personal goals is to engage the white community in self-reflection about racial identify and to encourage community involvement and giving in racial equity work. Jeannie believes deeply that all children have unique strengths and gifts, and she works with teachers to allow students to take the lead in reaching their incredible potential.
 Bianca Gragg is a revolutionary mother and  local Latina therapist who is deeply invested in supporting the healing of others in community as well as her own healing—-recognizing their interconnection. Bianca believes that positively centering and amplifying our youth sets the foundation to heal ourselves and our communities. She is invested in the work of racial equity and anti racism at the personal, interpersonal, and institutional level.

*Training will be held at Claxton Elementary School at 

Free child care is available, but registration is required, as we will cap child care capacity at 25 for safety reasons.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

6:15 – 8:15pm


2 CHCs are available upon request.

*Directors* – You can attend ANY training for free if one or more of your staff attends the same training. Contact us at training@buncombepfc.org or 828.407.2058 for more information!


Is my registration transferable?

Things happen! If for some reason you are unable to attend this training after you have registered, you may send someone in your place! Just be sure to let us know (training@buncombepfc.org).

What is the refund policy?

Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds for trainings, unless Buncombe Partnership for Children cancels the event. Instead, we do offer ‘credits’ that can be applied to future trainings you wish to attend. To receive credits for future training you must cancel at least 24 hours in advance. You are responsible for contacting us should you wish you transfer your credit to another training.

Can I pay with cash or check?

If your organization must pay by check, please contact training@buncombepfc.org. All checks are due 72 hours in advance unless otherwise agreed upon.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept cash. If you do not have a credit card or feel uncomfortable using a credit card online, consider asking a friend to register you and giving them cash.

I’m going to be running late. Can I still attend?

Unfortunately, DCDEE rules do not allow for credit to be given to participants that miss more than 15 minutes of a training. The participant is welcome to still attend, but CHCs or CEUs cannot be given.


Claxton Elementary School
241 Merrimon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States