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Parents Invited to Web Events on ‘Institutional Racism’ This Tuesday, Wednesday, June 23, 24

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Two online “community conversations” for parents, together titled “Current State of Affairs: Institutional Racism & Real Talk,” and sponsored by Darien organizations, will take place next week. Each one for parents of children in different age groups. Each conversation will be hosted on Zoom from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ‚ on June 23, 2020 for parents with children ages birth to 10 and on June 24 for parents of children ages 11 and up. — an announcement from the YWCA of Darien-Norwalk

Rashad Randolph will be a guest speaker, along with Lynn S. Sullivan, M.S. Ed., MA of Diversity Benchmark Consulting. The event is hosted by YWCA Darien/Norwalk in partnership with A Better Chance Darien and Council of Darien School parents.

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YWCA Darien/Norwalk Now Accepting Nominations for 2020 Women of Distinction Awards

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The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is seeking nominations for women who epitomize leadership and have used their skills to make our community a better place to live for the 11th annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. If you know of a woman who fits this description, please consider nominating her today! The deadline to submit nominations is March 6. — an announcement from the YWCA Darien/Norwalk

After nominations are received, the Women of Distinction Nominations Committee will review the submissions and select the honorees. The honorees will represent leadership in varied service and business fields throughout our community.

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YWCA Parent Awareness Presentation: The Power of Play — Building Healthy Brains, Thursday, Jan 16

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A presentation for parents on “The Power of Play: Building Healthy Brains” will be presented by Dr. Carol Weitzman, a professor at the Yale School of Medicine, on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Norwalk. — an announcement from the YWCA of Darien/Norwalk

This talk will present information about early brain development and the critical role that early relationships play. Weitzman will also briefly focus on potential threats to early childhood development. Parents will learn the importance of responsive parenting and we will brainstorm ways to enhance intentional, child-focused parent-child interactions.