Raising Multiracial Children by Farzana Nayani | Now Available!


Hudson Way Immersion School

Contact: Sharon Huang
Mobile: 201-650-9776


How parents and schools can support and celebrate children's multiracial identities (November 2, 2020) – The spotlight on multiracial identities came ever more into focus this past August 2020 when Kamala Harris, nominee for U.S. vice president, discussed her multiracial background as the daughter of an Indian mother and Jamaican father - a fact that few people knew. Farzana Nayani, author of “Raising Multiracial Children” writes that interracial unions in the US grew from 7.4% in 2000 to 10.2% in 2010. The population of multiracial children under age 18 has increased by almost 50%, making it the fastest growing youth group in the country.

At a time when the nation is seeing deep racial divide as a result of inequity, systemic oppression and implicit bias between white and black societies, we must also recognize the unique needs of multiracial children. How can we as a society support these children especially during the early foundational years important in developing a positive self-identity? Farzana Nayani is herself of Pakistani and Filipino heritage, the parent of two multiracial children, a
diversity, equity and inclusion consultant and author of two books including the most recent, “Raising Multiracial Children”. She is kicking off her East coast book tour at HudsonWay Immersion School. The public is invited to join a virtual webinar in which she will be speaking to parents and educators on tools for exploring race with children with guidance, strategies and resources from infancy through adulthood. The talk will be on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 7-8pm EST.

“As a parent of multiracial children and the founder of a school in which nearly 50% of the students have multiracial backgrounds, I found the ideas in her book to be extremely helpful and am thankful to have finally found a resource on this topic” said Sharon Huang, Founder of HudsonWay Immersion School. “Our mission is to develop global citizens, and part of being a global citizen is the ability to both be comfortable with one’s own heritage, and to appreciate and celebrate that of others.”

In this hour-long virtual webinar, Farzana Nayani will discuss how parents can move beyond color-blindness and initiate conversations about multiraciality with young children, what can be done when children face microaggressions, what schools can do to support multiracial identity,

and how college age and young adults can continue exploring formation of their identity.

HudsonWay Immersion School (HWIS) is a full immersion Spanish and Mandarin school serving children ages 2 through grade 8. The school is located on two campuses – Stirling, NJ and Midtown West, NYC. Children learn all of their subjects in two languages Mandarin and English or Spanish and English. They achieve high biliteracy, strong academic skills, and exemplary character to become global leaders. For information related to admissions to HudsonWay immersion School, visit www.hwis.org.