Southbay Equity Project was born in the hope that we could do something to help us – effectively – engage the topics of race, inclusion and equity and empower educators and parents to be influencers of change. Visit our Facebook page for active resources!
In early 2016, TKG, ARTZONE 4 KIDS and MBNS started talking about establishing a consortium of schools committed to empowering educators and community to foster more inclusion in the Southbay.
We were thinking about how to empower:
- educators to foster a culture of racial equity in classrooms.
- our community to be catalysts for change in racial inequities in the South Bay
…and how to offer a safe place for educators and community to explore internal change and support dialogue of race with others.
We had some meetings, screened CRACKING THE CODE and sparked some important conversations. This collective project is on pause but in the spirit of empowerment, here are some resources for talking to children about race:
Racial Equity Tools https://www.racialequitytools.org
Raising Race Conscious Children http://www.raceconscious.org
Microagressions: POWER, PRIVILEGE, AND EVERYDAY LIFE http://www.microaggressions.com
Multicultural Book Day https://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com
Resistance Manual: Stay Woke https://www.resistancemanual.org
Teaching Tolerance https://www.tolerance.org/topics/race-ethnicity
Zinn Education Project https://zinnedproject.org
Teaching Tolerance: https://www.tolerance.org
BOOKS TO READ WITH CHILDREN
“Can I Play Too” by Mo Willems
“Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson
“The Name Jar”by Yangsook Choi
“Separate is Never Equal” by Duncan Tonatiuh
“Yo? Yes!” by Chris Raschka
50+ Picture Books about Mixed Race Families, CLICK for link to @ColoursOfUs
How to talk to your kids about prejudice (selection) @CoolMomBooks
BOOKS TO READ FOR TEACHING/PARENTING
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children (Chapter 3) by Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad (https://www.meandwhitesupremacybook.com/book)
Ted Talk: My Roadtrip Through the Whitest Towns in America
See our Facebook Group, here.