This is a growing list of resources for exploring racism and racial justice with young Friends.
The first document (Children’s and Youth Resources) begins with queries to frame the task which we offer here.
- How do we approach the work of teaching/learning about undoing racism for both Friends of European and African descent? Other People of Color?
- What scaffolding or tools can we create/recommend for working with a book resource? (queries, wondering questions, etc.)
- How do we prepare the way in our meetings and RE programs for ALL children to feel welcomed, included and fully participatory in the Religious Society of Friends? How do we signal welcome and inclusion to visitors?
- Children and Youth Resources Exploring Racism and Racial Justice A list of websites, blogs, online articles, curricula and children’s literature compiled 2015-2018 by Melinda Wenner Bradley (PhYM).
- Black Lives Matter Instructional Library compiled by Pheobe Defino. An excellent collection of children’s racial justice books all in read-aloud format. Sections/shelves focusing on: Activism and Advocacy, Self-love and Empowerment, Black History, Libros en Espanol, Additional Resources and Contact.
- Racial Justice Curriculum for Young Friends by Lisa Graustein, NEYM. A 10-lesson curriculum helping middle and high-school age Friends to grapple with racial justice issues beginning with their own understandings of their racial identity.