Last week, Flintridge Prep hosted author Khalid Green for two days of conversations about navigating the world of youth sports. The activities were presented in conjunction with PrepReads and the Flintridge Prep Community Speaker Series. The conversation on November 1 was moderated by Sai Isoke of Octavia’s Bookshelf, an independently owned BIPOC-focused bookstore in Pasadena that co-hosted the event.
Green, the author of "Free Game: A Parent's Guide to Navigating Black/Brown Children Through Youth Sports and Beyond," shared his personal history and relationship with sports while offering valuable advice to parents as they navigate youth sports and provide healthy support of their student-athletes. While primarily focused around athletics, his practical advice was applicable across many disciplines.
In a school-wide assembly moderated by Ramses Barden '04 and in individual conversations with the Black Student Union and BRIDGE (Belonging, Respect, Inclusion, and Diversity Grounded in Equity) on November 2, Mr. Green addressed many of the same issues from a student’s perspective.