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Talking About Race and Racism with Children

Children

Resources for Parents

Children of all ages, they are never too young, to talk about race and anti-racism. These resources have been curated for parents/caregivers who want to start and continue the conversation about race and racism with their children.

There are so many great resources that have been created and curated. This page points you to blogs, articles, books, videos, and websites to guide you as parents and caregivers.

Parents may be uncertain of what to say or how to start the conversation. It's important to start and not wait until you have the "right" words. Acknowledge that you might say something that may be offense or "wrong" - take a humble position of learning and learn from your mistakes.

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CONNECTING WITH FAITH

Deep Blue Life: Faith and Culture - Anti-Racism is three sessions that teach children about empathy, culture, race, and prejudice using a Bible Connection, discussion prompts, and reflection.

STARTING THE CONVERSATION

 

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Family Conversations: Race and Racism
(Rio Texas Conference)

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Talking About Race and Racism with Children

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Anti-racism resources includes books, articles, videos, podcasts, film/tv, and more

VIDEOS FOR PARENTS

 

Vibrant Faith Webinar with Fred Oduyuye about Reachable Reconcilitation. Good watch for people of faith about getting started and highlights five ways to do that: Awareness, Interpretation, Sensitivity, Listening, and Read.

Conversation between a Mom and her five year old about justice, Black Lives Matter, and police brutality.

BOOKS FOR KIDS AND ADULTS

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31 Children's books to support conversations of race, racism and resistance