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Parenting Across Color Lines

Parenting Across Color Lines (PACL) is an innovative approach to peer support and recovery for caregivers who are parenting transracially, are in an interracial relationship with bi-racial children or adults who grew up transracially. 

Many families are ill-equipped to help their children develop healthy racial identities in predominately white Nebraska.  White parents do not understand their children's daily experiences.  Children need acceptance of their experiences and validation from their parents to grow into a positive racial identity.  This group has many benefits for families that attend by sharing information, having open discussions, exploring differences and sharing experiences and feelings.   They also learn about different resources in the community and receive support from each other.

This is a monthly support group where children are welcome to attend.  At the start of the meetings we will have thoughtful information that is connected to families, children and race and transition into discussion.  We will also offer several family events throughout the year to include the children.  

Please contact Jessica Sodeke for more information.

Please visit our calendar to see the dates and locations of upcoming PACL meetings.

PACL during COVID-19

Due to the continued threat of the spread of COVID-19, we will continue to engage via the newsletter and Facebook page. John has put together a video where he offers tips on reducing stress. Don't forget to subscribe to our new YouTube channel!


We have really missed our monthly meetings and time with you. So, we are planning to hold a virtual Zoom meeting on June 8, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. and possibly another on June 22, 2020. Many of us have spent the past several months living in fear - be it the threat of Coronavirus, fear of economic collapse, and now, communities around the country are seeing protests, riots, and looting in the aftermath of racially driven police brutality. This has forced us to not only stay home and not participate in many of our usual activities, it's forced us to change how we live and cope with life very rapidly and with little support. But we want you to know we are here for you and you are here for us. That's what PACL is all about. Parents supporting parents and we need to connect. We are not yet comfortable meeting in-person. Until we can meet again, please join us!  

Meeting ID: 997 7304 6016
Meeting Password: PACL

ZOOM:    PACL June 8, 2020 Zoom Meeting

Zoom (the free version) will allow a 40 minute meeting, which will give us until 8:10 p.m. to Discuss. If we decide that is not enough time, I have set up a second 40 minute meeting. 

Meeting ID: 854 782 0887
Meeting Password: PACL

ZOOM:   PACL June 8, 2020 Zoom Meeting Continued