The Arts and Athletics organization was founded to support our schools and make educational opportunities available to all our children. Students select from hundreds of enrichment classes and then discover that other children share their excitement and enthusiasm. Children are united by a love of learning regardless of background or skin tone. The events of the last month have shaken us and inspired us to do this work even more deliberately. While we wait for school to resume, we hope to promote greater dialogue through the resources listed below. It’s a work in progress.
Kid Focused Resources
A Kids Book About Racism–by Jelani Memory
Sesame Street: We’re Different, We’re the Same
Injustice and Anger: Understanding Your Emotions–from Brains On!
Adult Focused Resources
George Floyd and the Dominos of Racial Injustice–Trevor Noah
Justice in June–Compiled by Autumn Gupta and Bryanna Wallace
How do Talk to Children About Racism–USA Today
Books to Read
Books for Children–from EmbraceRace
Resources for Educators
Education for Social Justice
Op-Ed in LA Times: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Also the author of many books, Abdul-Jabbar came of age in New York City in the 1950s and 60s confronting the challenges of racism with tremendous understated courage.)