Antiracism resources for parents
above: Gordon's Head of School participated in How to Raise & Teach Anti-Racist Children, a panel in June 2020 hosted by Kwame Alexander and hosted by the International Literacy Association. More on the event here. Can't watch the whole video? KQED has this summary of six major points.
There are dozens of lists of resources online, each with a different focus and approach.
As a starting point, here are some that Gordon staff and faculty have been sharing in the spring and summer of 2020
This list will continue to be updated, and an older list with many classic readings is also at www.gordonschool.org/resources
Talking with young people about race
The Children’s Community School
“They’re not too young to talk about race!”
Raising Race Conscious Children
A resource for talking about race with young children
Talking with children about racial violence
Dr. Howard Stevenson, University of Pennsylvania
“Talking to Children After Racial Incidents”
Center for Racial Justice Education
Resources for talking about race, racism, and racialized violence with kids
Talking with children about protest
Article 20 Network
A Parent’s Guide to Talking With Kids About Protest
Books for adults
Links to more resources
The Brown Bookshelf's list, posted after the June 2020 KidLit Rally
above: some titles from an anti-racist book list Gordon shared with representatives from Barnes & Noble in July 2020. The full list is here.
Gordon parent groups
These groups have finished their formal meeting schedule for the year, but parents should reach out to the parent facilitators to be connected to any less formal conversations that may happen.
Antiracism Working Group for White Parents
Sarah Bowman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eli Nixon, email@example.com
Veronica Jutras, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents of Students of Color
Angela Tucker Alston, email@example.com
Besenia Rodriguez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynn Bowman, email@example.com