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
From Civil Rights to Black Liberation: They're Not Too Young to Young to Talk About Race (or Gender)!
18 Powerful Children’s Books about Race and Racism
31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance
Becoming Upended: Teaching and Learning about Race and Racism with Young Children and Their Families
The Conscious Kid
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Teaching Young Children about Race
First Encounters with Race and Racism: Teaching Ideas for Classroom Conversations
Multicultural Classroom Materials & Diverse Toys for Preschool
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