Black Lives Matter.

Parents and educators, including those in the Imagination Stage community, can play a role in dismantling systemic racism by teaching about it. This past week, we have been sharing a variety of resources for families on our social media pages regarding how to talk to children about race and racism. Here, we have compiled them in one place for you to read, learn, and pass on. Keep an eye out on our social media for more in the coming days – the struggle for racial equality and social justice is far from over.

 

It must be made clear that we at Imagination Stage are by no means experts in how to talk about race; therefore it is vital that we listen to and signal boost Black voices and Black stories in our common mission to create a better future for our children.

 

Why Talking About Race Matters

Talking about race, although hard, is necessary.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture offer tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.

 

These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids

In addition to keeping an open dialogue about racism, a way to raise children who are anti-racist is by making sure your home library has books with black people at the center of their stories.

 

CNN and ‘Sesame Street’ Town Hall Addressing Racism

The 60-minute special “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism” talks to kids about racism and the recent protests, while also explaining how they can embrace diversity and be more empathetic and understanding.

 

Kojo For Kids: Jason Reynolds Talks About Racism And The Protests

Best-selling author, Jason Reynolds joins Kojo For Kids to talk about what has led to the tensions we’ve seen recently, and why racism persists and what we can do to build a less racist society.

 

 

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