Race, Class, and Parenting 

For $10/month, your membership will guarantee:

  • Access to at least 4 exclusive RCAP events each year

  • A subscription to our forthcoming online magazine

  • Membership into Private Facebook Group

  • Special offers and discounts for goods and services from new RCAP corporate sponsors

Dr. Mimi Nartey has created Race, Class, and Parenting (RCAP).

The purpose of this series is to create an unprecedented forum for racially and ethnically diverse groups of women from communities of affluence to discuss issues of race and class as they relate to the experience of parenting.  This effort is in recognition of the fact that racial issues are complicated by socio-economic and class dynamics, and the discussions of the challenges and solutions must be sensitive to this reality.

RCAP is an innovative social justice methodology based on the following tenets:

  • Women's Empowerment and Modern Motherhood
  • Technology
  • Scientific Approaches to Community-Based Research
  • Affluence to Influence
  • Mindful Communication  

Panel discussions are designed to illustrate our subjective experiences of parenting in order to foster greater understanding and empathy. Broader group discussions are designed to operationalize constructs of identity, such as race and gender, towards collaboratively developing strategies to help us parent effectively in our communities.  

Resources on the topic of Race, Class, and Parenting

Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?


Mandatory Race Talks Roil Elite New York City School


Being 12: The Year That Changes Everything - WNYC's Podcast Series


Hard Conversations: An Introduction to Racism, Unconscious Racism, and Silent Racism


What is Privilege?


Kids on Race: The Hidden Picture


How to talk to your kids about prejudice with the help of 12 of our favorite books




Please click photos to view panelist biographies.

To obtain full bios, please send a request to drmiminartey@gmail.com

May 19, 2018:  Motherhood, Wellness, and Spirituality

Claudine Cooper, Fitness Trainer and Community Health Advocate

Tamera Iglesias, Founder, Wellynest

Jovanni Pratt, Co-Founder, StretchTek

Suzi Lula, M.A., A.L.S.P., Author, Spiritual Counselor, and Faculty Member, University of The Agape International Center of Truth in Los Angeles

Natalie Jiaravanont, L.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist

January 7, 2018: Mompreneurship

Dr. Taryn Rose, Founder, Taryn Rose Shoes /Co-Founder, Enrico Cuini Shoes

Dr. Barbara Young, International Media Personality, Speaker, and Life Coach

Rachel Pitzel, JD, Founder Club Momme/ Social Media Influencer

September 10, 2017: Parenting the Special Needs Child

Karen M. Park, MBA, Principal Financial Advisor, Bernstein Private Wealth Management (specializing in financial planning for special needs children), Author, and Advocate

Susanna Peace Lovell, Certified Professional Life Coach and Special Needs Family Advocate

Jillian Lauren, Writer, Storyteller, Rock Wife, and Advocate (jillianlauren.com)

Georgianna Junco-Kelman, Principal Managing Attorney at The Law Offices of Georgianna Junco-Kelman (exclusively dedicated to the representation of students with disabilities)

June 4, 2017: Teaching Beauty

Nicole Ari Parker, Actress, Founder of Sophie's Voice Foundation and Creator of the GymWrap™ (www.TheGYMWRAP.com)

Meredith Harper Houston, Dancer, Choreographer, Grammy-award winning producer, and TV personality

Adrianna Costa, International TV personality and creator of www.HauteMomsLife.com

Leigh-Allyn Baker, Actress

Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith, Model, Reality Television Personality, and Producer

May 8, 2017: Race, Class, and Parenting Lecture at South Bay Adult School Pacific Center

January 22, 2017: The Politics of Parenting; Parenting Under Our New Administration

Malissia Clinton, Sr. VP, General Counsel and Secretary of The Aerospace Corporation

September 18, 2016: Islamophobia and Religious Intolerance

Riaz Patel, Emmy Award-winning Producer

Ani Zonneveld, Founder and President of Muslims for Progressive Values

July 10, 2016: Intergenerational Perspectives on Race, Class, and Parenting

Cliva Mee, M.S.W.

Sharon Lawrence Harper, PNHMP, Writer

May 9, 2016: A Special Workshop at South Bay Adult School Pacific Center

Katherine Dang, M.A. CCC-SLP

Pooja Gupta, Ph.D.

Namasha Baker-Walls

March 6, 2016: What is Privilege? (Part II)

Malia Herndon, J.D. & Steven Graciano, MBA

Valerie Kaur, J.D., Filmaker, and Activist & Sharat Raju, MFA

January 17, 2016: What is Privilege? (Part I)

Cindy Peak Bradfield, NP

October 25, 2015: Unpacking Social Colorblindness

Rema Tavares, Founder of Mixed in Canada, Artist, and Activist

Syreeta Neal, Muscician and Activist

August 9, 2015: Race, Class, and Parenting

Hala Khoury, M.A., E-Ryt

Sheri Streams, J.D.  

Emma Alvarez Gibson 

Susan Hsia Lew, MS 


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To find out more about this group, future events, suggest speakers or resources, please contact:


Dr. Mimi Nartey


"Subject: Race, Class, and Parenting"


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