The below support groups were collectively created for parents raising a Black or Mixed-heritage child in predominantly White context to providing opportunities to reaffirm their racial and ethnic identities as a positive source of pride.
Racial and ethnic identities can play a crucial role in enabling Mixed and Black heritage children to overcome feelings such as isolation, low self-esteem but can also help to nurture cultural & racial pride and create a sense of belonging and acceptance that may not always be supported in their everyday life.
I am so proud to share the below spaces with you that families across Europe have come together to create ranging from formal organizations to informal groups.
This list aims to share some of the affinity groups that we are aware of by location and that you may wish to consider making use of. Of course, if you do not see one available where you live, you can always consider forming your own!
International location Group Link:
Austria (Vienna and Graz) Schwarze Mamas – Black Momlife https://www.instagram.com/schwarzemamasreden/
France Expats of Color in Paris France https://www.facebook.com/groups/579754932165939
Germany (Berlin) Eoto Black Youth https://www.instagram.com/eoto_blackyouth/
Germany (Berlin) Sankofa Kita https://www.facebook.com/sankofakita
Germany (Bremen) Die Schwarze Kinderbibliothek https://www.instagram.com/schwarze_kinderbibliothek/
Germany (various locations) Black Dads Germany https://www.instagram.com/black_dads_germany/
Global Various black expat communities https://theblackexpat.thrivecart.com/black-expat-online-communities/
Poland Polish interracial families https://www.facebook.com/groups/1912629485730692/
Portugal Black in Portugal https://www.facebook.com/groups/black2portugal
Switzerland (Bern) Ijeoma Parenting https://www.instagram.com/ijeoma_parenting/
Switzerland (Geneva) Yeba School GVA https://www.instagram.com/yebaschool/
United Kingdom (Brighton) MOSAIC Black and Mixed-Parentage Family Group https://www.facebook.com/mosaicbrighton/
United Kingdom(Devon & South West) Mixed Families Together https://www.instagram.com/mixedfamilies_together/
United Kingdom (Dorset) Jurassic Multicultural https://www.instagram.com/jurassicmulticultural/
United Kingdom (online & various location meet-ups) The Mixed Family Conversation https://www.instagram.com/themixedfamilyconversation/
Global (online) Samahra (Parents of Multiracial kids) https://www.instagram.com/samahra_app/
Global (online) Samahra Rise (Multiracial Teens) https://www.instagram.com/samahra_rise/
Please be aware that this list is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered an official endorsement. Some of the groups mentioned may have undergone changes since the publication of this resource. If you have any additions or amendments you would like to contribute, please feel free to contact Motsabi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Supporting parents of mix raced children