From story time to the streets: Black Lives Matter and families
We apologize that you have not heard from us in so long. We want to take this time to reconnect and continue our work. We here at FREE are working hard with our students and our children to navigate current events connected to centuries of trauma and oppression, and engage in justice-orientated work and care. We know there is a flood of resources out there for working with youth around racial justice and we want to share here specific resources for families, youth, and advocating for justice-based education in your children's school.
For families with younger children: Follow Woke Kindergarten for their read alouds, word study, and more.
For all ages: The Black Lives Matter at School coloring book and activity book (free downloads). The coloring book has pages in Spanish and Arabic too!
Check out the Philly Children's Movement's Family Day of Action for ideas of how to engage the whole family and children of all ages with action and protest.
Scaffolded anti-racist resources and reading lists because there are different entry points and experiences in engaging with the work of dismantling white supremacy and racial oppression.
See out our collection of book lists and media for more ideas.
Join us in continuing the conversation with FREE as we celebrate Black families and Black voices, make space for pain and rage, and engage all our families, children, educators and schools in this work. We thank you and we are grateful to you for adding your voices and efforts for change.
photo credit: Kate Seltzer and family (@kate_anna)