One of the definitions that Webster's dictionary uses to describe change is "to make radically different." Now more than ever we need a lot of things to be radically different! Change is a verb which means it is an action. So I want to pose the question "What are you going to do to help to bring about change?" We can't continue to turn our back on racism. We can't sit quietly and expect things to change.
Below are a variety of different resources of ways to engage and take action:
Powerful video to watch by Eric Thomas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1zqz_gOGQk
Systemic Racism Explained by Act.tv https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrHIQIO_bdQ
How parents can talk to their kids about the unrest happening in the US
Black Attorney Affinity Group Allyship + Anti-Racism Resource Kit PDF. Based on the compilation of Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein in May 2020, and further supplemented by Tanisha James, Jayme Staten and the Cooley Black Attorney Affinity Group in June 2020.
Things You Can Do:
A list of resources for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement
This Google document contains many of the community bail funds, memorial funds, political education resources, and other resources
They're Not Too Young to Young to Talk About Race (or Gender)! - From Civil Rights to Black Liberation - LibGuides at Capital City Public Charter School
18 Powerful Children's Books about Race and Racism - Rebekah Gienapp
20 Picture Books for 2020: Readings to Embrace Race, Provide Solace & Do Good | EmbraceRace
Becoming Upended: Teaching and Learning about Race and Racism with Young Children and Their Families | NAEYC
The Conscious Kid
Follow them on Instagram too for other resources:
The Conscious Kid (@theconsciouskid) • Instagram
Teaching Young Children about Race - Teaching for Change
First Encounters With Race and Racism: Teaching Ideas for Classroom Conversations - The New York Times (nytimes.com)
Multicultural Classroom Materials & Diverse Toys For Preschool - No Time For Flash Cards
Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community | The Underlying Causes (sunshinebehavioralhealth.com)
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