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Reported by on 6/2/20

Below are the additional resources as referenced in Dr. Sullivan’s June 2, 2020 message to the community:

Things you can do as a family to make positive change:

* Read together: take time to learn and read about other cultures, communities and also different perspectives on our own American History.

* Engage with others: join a community group, visit a different house of worship, explore different neighborhoods or eat food from other cultures.

* Model civic engagement, activism and volunteerism together: pick up litter in your local park or neighborhood, volunteer at a local food pantry or collect food for a pantry, donate books to small libraries, participate in town hall meetings, watch and discuss the news together.

* Get active in your school community: come to events, join a parent organization or attend District 204’s Parent Diversity Advisory Committee meetings and events.

* Speak up and speak out when you witness hate and bigotry. Our children are watching everything we do. We must not only speak to them about identifying hate, but we must also give them the confidence and skills to know how to be change agents for good.

ARTICLES OF INTEREST:

Resources for Talking about Race, Racism and Racialized Violence with Kids

Allyship 101: Standing together and Protecting your Black Neighbors (by Jewel Ifegune, Metea Valley High School Graduate)

7 Reminders for White Parents Talking to Their Kids About Police Killing Black People

Antiracist Parenting During Covid-19 and Beyond

Responding to Hate and Bias in the West

How to Make Black Lives Matter During Covid-19

Teaching about Race, Racism and Police Violence

Why Talk about Whiteness?

In Ahmaud Arbery’s Hometown, Pain, Anger and Pride in a Shared Racial History

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