Our school’s mission and values call us to acknowledge injustice in the world, as a community rooted in empathy and kindness. We are sharing resources with you to help support these conversations, to help provide strategies for how to talk about race and racism with your children in our ongoing commitment to realize the ideal of Krishnamurti’s teachings.

Websites/Resources/Articles

Suggestions for Parents/Students

Please note that there are many primary and secondary level links in these resources and the views expressed do not necesarily represent the views of Oak Grove School.

How to speak to children about traumatic events

Talking to children after racial incidents (Penn GSE)

George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children?” (USA Today)

How to teach about racism and civil unrest

Talking About Race (National Museum of African American History & Culture) 
Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice (Teaching Tolerance) 
Understanding Race and Privilege (National Association of School Psychologists)

How students can take action

Brooklyn Friends School (NY) will host a Zoom video call today, June 2, at 5:30 p.m. ET, with the founding members of IRunWithMaud. Participants will hear from Ahmaud Arbery’s friends and family about their experience and will learn what they can do to seek justice and create change.

For parents and high school aged students

DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources

More

Author Jason Reynolds helps young people understand what led to the protests we’ve seen over the past week and what children can do to build a less racist society.

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup

Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five

National Museum of African American History and Culture – Talking about Race

PENGSU – Talking to Children After Racial Incidents

The Golden Rule – www.tolerance.org

New York Times Articles