Give them the tools, they’ll lead the way!
Our kids are the leaders of a more equitable future! As we seek change, justice, and equity- it’s important to give our kids language and tools to recognize racism and empower them to be an ally or educator.
Anti-Racism Tools for Kids Posts
This series is a staple in our children’s ministry at Westwood. Now they have a podcast! I have been on the look out for a podcast that I can listen to with my kids about racism & privilege- here it is!! A kids podcast about the things that matter, like Racism, Body Image, and Belonging. … Continue reading A Kids Book About: Podcast!
Small Foot is one of my FAVORITE movies- it wrestles with racism in a way that kids and parents have tons to talk about. Don’t forget to play the soundtrack! Over and over again! The lyrics are so honest. I wrote a humble family discussion guide, fully knowing that my family has watched this movie … Continue reading Family Anti-Racism Movie Night: Small Foot
From Teaching Tolerance, Speak up! calls on everyone to take a stand against everyday bigotry. No agency or organization counts or tracks these moments. They don’tqualify as hate crimes, and they rarely make news. That’s part of theirinsidious nature; they happen so often we simply accept them as part of life.Left unchecked, like litter or … Continue reading Speak up! Responding to Everyday Bigotry
Saturday February 20th, 6-9pm Take Steps for Equity & Love Our commitment to anti-racism is illuminated in the steps we take to educate ourselves and work for change. Join us for a self-guided walk on the nature trail beautifully lit with ice luminaries created by our Westwood community and reflect on our place in God’s … Continue reading Luminary Walk for Equity & Love
This song was shared with us- an awesome ‘who we are’ conversation starter!
Keep the conversation about race and racism going with your kids! This is a great anti-racism resource for families- it includes a discussion guide that supports the 30 minute program. Find the program and discussion guide here: https://www.pbs.org/parents/talking-about-racism The new special, “PBS KIDS Talk About: Race & Racism,” premieres October 9! The half-hour program will … Continue reading Tonight (Oct 9): PBS KIDS Talk About Race and Racism
Ran across this article today. Chalk drawing protests that were power washed or street swept away, over and over. City officials called it ‘graffiti’ and it can now be grounds for a citation. It doesn’t really matter where it happened in the US, we know things like this happen all the time in every state. … Continue reading Black Lives Matter- Protest with Chalk
Have you run into this? It’s Awesome. A full episode about racism, current events, and anti-racism activism with elementary kids and youth, hosted by Alicia Keys. Meet the women who started Black Lives Matter, hear from kids that experience racism at their school and are activists in their communities, and listen to families of color … Continue reading Kids, Race, and Unity- Nick News Presents
Our kids are the leaders of a more equitable future! As we seek change, justice, and equity- it’s important to give our kids language and tools to recognize racism and empower them to be an ally or educator. This lesson was used in The Message during Lent this year. Read the book together, work through … Continue reading At-Home Worship: A Family Talk About Racism
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