Event details

15th December 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm


  • Children and families
  • Global communities



This webinar is part of A Toolkit for 21st Century Family Life, a special series produced in partnership with Citi.

How do we discuss race with our children? When is the right time to start? In a frank and friendly conversation, multi-award nominated blogger and author Uju Asika will address some of the most common questions on talking to our kids about race. She will cover points such as:

  • What is the best age to start talking about race
  • How to have an age-appropriate conversation (from toddler to teens)
  • How to handle awkward comments in public 
  • How to talk about racism
  • How to discuss White privilege and BLM
  • What to do if your child experiences racism (or if they are accused of racist behaviour)
  • Helpful resources for continuing these conversations at home

NB: This will be a safe, non-judgmental space. So come with any questions you have (or share in advance) and leave with the tools you need to help build an anti-racist practice for you and your family.

About Uju Asika:

Uju Asika is a multi-award nominated blogger, screenwriter and creative consultant. She is the author of Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World, published in the UK/Commonwealth by Yellow Kite (Hachette) in September 2020 and in North America by Sourcebooks in May 2021. As featured in Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, BBC Radio 2 (Good Morning Sunday) and BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour among numerous outlets. The Evening Standard selected Bringing Up Race as one of the Best Books of September 2020 calling it ‘timely and important’. Uju has appeared on panels and delivered talks on race, anti-racist parenting and intersectionality to schools, parent networks and corporations including Dentons, Camden Council, Grazia magazine and the NASA Johnson Space Centre.

A former journalist, Uju’s writing has appeared in publications such as The Guardian, salon.com, Time Out and the Daily Times (Nigeria). She is the founder of digital consultancy Mothers and Shakers and the popular blog Babes About Town (Vuelio’s Top 10 London Lifestyle Blog 2020 & Top 10 UK Mum Blog 2021). Born in Nigeria, Uju grew up in the UK and has lived and worked in London, New York and Lagos. She is based in north London with her husband Abiye and their two football-mad boys. You can keep up with Uju at her family lifestyle blog babesabouttown.com and @babesabouttown across social media. For book info visit bringinguprace.com 

Cityparents is a FREE service for all NHS Staff until 31st December 2021. They are an award-winning organisation offering tailored, expert-led resources to support parents and professionals in their work and home lives. Available online, and accessible globally from home or the office, their Live and On Demand hubs provide relevant support and information delivered by our carefully chosen experts whilst their Library provides a rich collection of online resources sharing stories and advice. Aimed at professionals in corporate roles, their positive and practical content covers wellbeing/resilience, parenting/home life, inclusion, workplace and career-related topics, as well dedicated Covid-19 support.

To access this site you need to register with them and add you are NHS. This is not just for working staff with children, this is for everyone to access as includes support for carers, career progression for all colleagues and a specific webinar for BAME Colleagues, health and wellbeing webinars, and more.

Webinar bookings will close 30 minutes prior to the advertised webinar start time. A Zoom link will sent by email a week ahead of the Webinar and at 12.00pm on the day of the Webinar.