We want to thank Drs. Kyle C. Ashlee, Keith Edwards, Mollie Monahan-Kreishman for joining our panel and sharing their insights and strategies. Also, a special thanks goes to our board member, Dr. Lawrence Chatters for moderating.
As a Fathering Together community, we believe it is imperative that we engage in difficult topics like this so that we have the tools and language to contextualize these moments for our children. We know these topics are not easy. They are nuanced, complex, and not everyone’s lived experience is the same. But, if we do not engage, the imperfect systems will never have a chance to be deconstructed and rebuilt.
For more information on our panelists, check out the following:
Dr. Kyle C. Ashlee (he, him pronouns) is a father, educator, and writer. He has been sharing his ideas about masculinity, social justice, and education for over a decade in publications like The Good Men Project, Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, and The Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs. And more recently, he remains at home to care for his daughter while consulting on the side.
Dr. Keith Edwards (he/him pronouns) is a Father, Scholar of Masculinities, and a Speaker, Consultant, and Coach. Having worked with more than 200 organizations over the past 20 years, he has focused his attention on sexual assault prevention, men’s identity, social justice education, curricular approaches, and leadership with more recent research focused on anti-racist ally identity development. His scholarship interests include diversity and social justice education and college men’s issues from a feminist and social justice perspective.
Dr. Mollie Monahan-Kreishman (she/her pronouns) is a writer, trainer, consultant, coach, and Founder of Social Justice Kids. Her signature course, LOVE KIDS, attracts white parents and educators who want to engage in antiracism efforts with kids, but find themselves saying, “I don’t know where to start,” or “I know I could do better.” With 20+ years of experience working on equity efforts within educational systems, paired with a masters and doctorate in educational administration and student development, Dr. Mollie is uniquely situated to guide other white folx in deepening their capacity to create a better world, with and for the KIDS they LOVE.