“SAY THEIR NAMES” – A TOOLKIT FOR DISCUSSING RACISM FROM Chicago PUblic Schools
A toolkit to help foster productive conversations about race and civil disobedience
“In a racist society, it is not enough to not be non-racist, we must be anti-racist” – Angela Davis.
Say Their Names. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless others that came before.
If you are planning on talking to your students or children about the recent racial violence or civil disobedience, please first read “Don’t Say Nothing” by Jamilah Pitts. This piece illustrates how vital it is to engage young people in conversations about race and racism, and Ms. Pitts lays out the argument better than we ever could.
We hope that you take this time to read, reflect, and engage with both the young people and adults in your life in conversations around how we can confront racism every day. Safeguarding our young people means that we all must do the work to think and act equitably, show up for our Black students and colleagues, interrogate our own biases, and live an actively anti-racist life.
Below are suggestions and strategies for educators and parents on having conversations with young people in school and at home about race, racism, racial violence, understanding biases, and how to take action for racial justice…
Are you asking the question, “What can I do?” Here’s your answer. This toolkit provides resources for each and every person who wants options on what they can do. Read and print this toolkit.
Thank you, Chicago Public Schools Office of Social and Emotional Learning and partner, Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning for sharing!