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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., born January 15, 1929, became the most well known leader of the modern civil rights movement. On his birthday, MLK Day and year round, use these resources to provide children with a more complete, radical context of King's fight for justice—and discuss how his work still creates ripples today.
February is Black History Month — and it's never too early to begin celebrating and teaching your child about Black leaders of yesterday (and today!). Check out this resource kit with activities to learn and play together, while spotlighting important figures in Black history and milestone events in the trajectory of Black life in America..
Not all children’s books that feature Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color (BIPOC) are equally good. Dr. Krista Aronson, Anne Sibley O'Brien and Dr. Andrea Breau of Diverse BookFinder share some advice for choosing well.
Ballet companies are reworking the holiday classic partly in response to a wave of anti-Asian hate that has intensified during the pandemic. What are some traditional shows that you should re-examine with your child through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion?
Maggie Carranza’s family introduced El Salvador to friends of different cultures who were unfamiliar with the country. Years later, she shares how she turned that love of her heritage into the book “The ABCs of El Salvador”, why it's important to foster cultural curiosity in kids, and some of her favorite books.
In an illustrated essay for The Los Angeles Times, Malaka Gharib, who graduated from high school in 2004, wonders why she never talked about race in school. “Even though we didn’t talk about racial issues, they were all around us,” she writes.
As Thanksgiving approaches, it's important to remember that some Indigenous communities observe the holiday as a day of mourning. The National Museum of the American Indian offers a comprehensive resource with activities for grades 4-8.
Your children may have some questions as a congressional committee investigates the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. These resources can help you facilitate critical conversations and provide historical context.
Teaching children about Indigenous heroes, artists, writers and musicians and to make connections to the land they live on and present-day Native nations should happen year-round. This article outlines four strategies to incorporate the authentic stories of Indigenous Peoples into our everyday lives and includes corresponding resources and prompting questions.
The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.
When Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term 30 years ago, it was a relatively obscure legal concept. Then it went viral.
White Caucuses are an important mechanism for people who identify as white and/or have white skin privilege to do our own work. It provides us an environment and intention to authentically and critically engage in whiteness, white privilege, and hold each other accountable for change. We explore how to recognize whiteness and white privilege, identify and interrupt our internalized dominance, and collectively develop strategies for liberation and change.
Americans don’t see me, or Ahmaud Arbery, running down the road—they see their fear.
We and our children need to keep growing and understanding, even when the momentum of the moment dies down. Engage your kids with the issue of race even (if not especially) when diversity is absent. It’s crucial that we help our children see that black voices are absent from so many important conversations, that black faces are absent from so many spheres of society, to recognize the persistent injustice and demand lasting change.
Most people have heard about "the talk" — the conversation many African American parents have with their kids about how to avoid altercations with police or what to do and say if they're stopped. The unrest sparked by anger over police brutality against African Americans has parents who aren't black thinking more about how they talk to their kids about race.
Events of the past few years have turned a challenging spotlight on White people, and Whiteness, in the United States. An introduction to our series exploring what it means to be White.
If true justice and equality are ever to be achieved in the United States, the country must finally take seriously what it owes Black Americans (reparations).
Juneteenth is an important holiday in the African-American community commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, observed annually on June 19. This year Juneteenth will be celebrated on Saturday, June 19, 2021. This article informs readers of why Juneteenth is important to celebrate as America grapples with its legacy of slavery.
The Ad Council is supporting this effort as part of their Racial Justice Series where they are spotlighting content that aims to spark more dialogue and action around racial justice.
We are, which stands for working to extend anti-racist education, is a non-profit organization that provides anti-racism training for children, families, and educators.
ADL was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 30 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and abroad. With an array of educational, legislative, diplomatic, and interfaith initiatives, our office acts as an important resource for the community at-large.