Dear Trinity Families,
Please talk with your children about race and racism. They are never too young - or too old - for age-appropriate conversation. And don't stop at talking! Help them understand and actively participate in social justice. Below are lots of resources. You will find something to help you engage in this conversation and this work. And don't neglect your own education! Children learn what you teach them, both intentionally and unintentionally. Think about the unspoken messages you send as you react to people and situations around you. Our young generations are our hope and our future. Help them to grow up knowing what it really means to love one's neighbor. -Charissa
Anti-Racism Resources for Families
Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup This blog post by Christian educator Wendy Claire Barrie is full of good resources. Here's How To Raise Race-Conscious Children Teaching kids not to "see" race actually isn't the best approach for raising anti-racist children. Lest we forget: Children are watching this racism, violence and our reactions: an article about children and the media by Nia Heard-Garris. A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory - read by the author. An example of how to talk to children about racial justice.
Jillian is an educator who trains preschool teachers for social and racial equity in classrooms. Teaching Your Child About Black History, from PBS kids Anti-racism resources for all ages Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham
Free to download as a PDF through June 19.