‘Children’s Books: Teaching Sacred Worth’ webinar resources available

Greenfield with EYA interns

Award-winning children’s author Eloise Greenfield took part in a webinar on creating sacred worth and met with the 2015 class of Ethnic Minority Young Adult interns.

Eloise Greenfield, prolific and award-winning children's book author, was at the United Methodist Building July 17 for a webinar, "Children's Books: Teaching Sacred Worth." The screens from the webinar, an interview with her and more are available on the General Board of Church & Society website at “Teaching Sacred Worth with Eloise Greenfield.”

Eloise Greenfield, prolific and award-winning children’s book author, was at the United Methodist Building July 17 for a conversation with Ethnic Minority Young Adult Summer Interns, who were working in social-justice placements in the U.S. capital, and a webinar, “Children’s Books: Teaching Sacred Worth.”

Grogan interviewing Greenfield

The Rev. Desiré Grogan (at left) interviews award-winning childern’s author Eloise Greenfield during a webinar at the United Methodist Building.

The Coretta Scott-King Award-winning author has written more than 40 books for children: poetry, biography, picture books and older fiction.

The Rev. Desiré Grogan of Washington (D.C.) Public Library System and Shiloh Baptist Church, interviewed Ms. Greenfield during the webinar.

It was a delightful experience for all of us who were able to participate.

We have posted resources from the webinar on our website at Teaching Sacred Worth with Eloise Greenfield. The resources include the following items:

  • A recording of the webinar interview with her.
  • A slightly edited transcript of the webinar interview.
  • PowerPoint screens from the webinar (in pdf format).

This was a wonderful introduction to our Teaching Sacred Worth through children’s books initiative.

I hope you will check out these resources, watch for enhancements to them, and spread the word about the initiative among your own friends and pertinent networks. Ensuring our children grow up recognizing and internalizing their own sacred worth and that of each person with whom they interact will lessen their own vulnerability and decrease abuse, exploitation and the denial of rights to women, girls and communities of color.

Editor's note: Susan Greer Burton directs Women's & Children's Advocacy at the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society.


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