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Women's Group on Race Relations

(L-R) Evelyn Rice-Peebles, Erika Sandiford and Faizan Syed joined Tuesday's talk show to discuss various ways parents navigate having difficult conversations with their children.
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The Missouri Historical Society is hosting a panel discussion next week on “the talk” – that difficult conversation parents have with their children. But what the talk is varies widely across race, gender and cultural lines. 

It goes beyond just talking to them about adolescent changes: Many black parents talk to their kids about how to navigate a racist society, daughters are often advised on what to wear, places to avoid while alone and more. 

The event aims to illuminate ways of talking about how faith leaders can combat racism and hate.

The Women’s Group on Race Relations will convene St. Louis faith leaders to discuss how faith can combat racism on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Congregation Temple Israel in Creve Coeur.

“There is a saying that Sunday is the most segregated day in St. Louis,” said Evelyn Rice-Peebles, an organizer. “It tends to be very little cross-pollination on Sundays and if we profess to be people of faith, how can we be so unkind based on race.”