Southbay Equity Project

Southbay Equity Project was born in the hope that we could do something to help us – confidently – engage the topics of race, inclusion and equity and empower educators and parents to #BeTheChange.

 

In early 2016, TKG, ARTZONE 4 KIDS and MBNS started talking about establishing a consortium of schools committed to empowering educators and community to foster more inclusion in the Southbay.

We were thinking about how to empower

  • educators to foster a culture of racial equity in classrooms.
  • our community to be catalysts for change in racial inequities in the South Bay

…and how to offer a safe place for educators and community to explore internal change and support dialogue of race with others.

We had some meetings, screened CRACKING THE CODE and sparked some important conversations. This collective project is on pause but in the spirit of empowerment, here are some resources for talking to children about race:

 

WEBSITES

Racial Equity Tools https://www.racialequitytools.org

Raising Race Conscious Children http://www.raceconscious.org

Microagressions: POWER, PRIVILEGE, AND EVERYDAY LIFE http://www.microaggressions.com

Multicultural Book Day https://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com

Resistance Manual: Stay Woke https://www.resistancemanual.org

Teaching Tolerance https://www.tolerance.org/topics/race-ethnicity

Zinn Education Project https://zinnedproject.org

 

BOOKS TO READ WITH CHILDREN

“Can I Play Too” by Mo Willems

Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson

“The Name Jar”by Yangsook Choi

“Separate is Never Equal” by Duncan Tonatiuh

“Yo? Yes!” by Chris Raschka

50+ Picture Books about Mixed Race Families, CLICK for link to @ColoursOfUs

How to talk to your kids about prejudice with the help of 12 of our favorite books @CoolMomBooks

 

BOOKS TO READ FOR TEACHING/PARENTING

NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children (Chapter 3) by Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman

You Can’t Say You Can’t Play by Vivian Gussin Paley

 

VIDEOS

Ted Talk: My Roadtrip Through the Whitest Towns in America

 

See our Facebook Group, here.

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