A podcast by and for Vermont educators, discussing books for professional development and use in the classroom.
A blog sharing a quote from each of their 100 posts, in the hopes of guiding parents in talking about race with their young children.
A parenting website offering 17 fiction books for teens that tell stories of fighting for social justice such as civil rights, gender inequality, LGBTQIA+ rights, disability rights, and rights of immigrants and indigenous people.
This article uses graphs and text to expose how concerns from President Johnson’s Kerner Commission from 1968 still run rampant and need to be addressed today, including extreme segregation, limited housing choices, concentrated poverty, and poor schools.
100 antiracist actions white people can take.
A guide for educators to think and teach about race, including what to read, watch, look at on social media, and how to take action and self-reflect.
A video of Memory reading his children’s book called, “A Kids Book About Racism”.
As demands for racial justice grow, Trump is pushing historical mythmaking into high gear.
Information from the National Museum of the American Indian on how to teach about Native Americans appropriately, including the truth about Thanksgiving and resources for teaching about Thanksgiving through Native American perspectives.
An opinion article that demands more from schools— an active antiracist approach and acknowledgement of systemic racism that works alongside a social-emotional curriculum.
An article that details the racial barriers that Black pioneer chemist Percy Julian had to endure up until his death 32 years ago, that still present for Black people in STEM in the present day.
A slideshow of children’s books, including a selection in Spanish, that have links to read-alouds on topics from activism and advocacy to self-love and empowerment, and Black history.
An antiracist booklist grouped by target age of reader created by the Vermont Department of Libraries.
A parenting resource with an list of books dealing with issues of race for children and teens as well as articles for parents and educators, black-owned bookstores and bookstagrammers, and places to donate.
A list of children’s books that discuss race and racism from Charis Books and More in Decatur, GA.
An article that describes the systemic issues underlying diversity challenges in STEM and how to fight these issues as well as how diverse teams of scientists have a competitive edge over more homogenous groups.
A collective of educators based in Philadelphia who create monthly reading lists and discussion guides for white educators to participate in a decentralized inquiry into their own biases and foster safe, inclusive classrooms.
An article that tells the story of Calafia, revealing the surprising complexity of medieval attitudes about race.
A New York Times opinion piece describing the vague, minimizing language surrounding race in the US that avoids the fact that white supremacy is the biggest racial problem this country faces, and has faced.
A minute-long video from PBS introducing a list of recognition-worthy Black scientists and their areas of study for Black History Month.
A list of children’s books that feature main or secondary characters with disabilities as a part of their plot.
Advice for how to talk to children about social justice issues.
An interview with philosopher and activist Cornel West in which he discusses the recent presidential election and why a democratic socialist vision is necessary to overcome capitalism and build a better society.
An article that describes how to use KQED’s show “Above the Noise” to teach students about racism, including show episodes on what it means to be an antiracist, why the coronavirus disproportionately impacts people of color, characteristics of today’s protests compared to civil rights protests, and many episodes exploring racial injustice in education.
A study from researchers at Harvard that investigates how toxic stress, especially from sources such as institutional/structural racism, cultural racism, and interpersonal discrimination, can undermine the building blocks of optimal health and development during early childhood.
An extensive library of resources for educators from the Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union in Richford, VT, categorized by age and including information on awareness, antiracism, professional development, student wellness & support, LGBTQIA, and more.
An article providing information and resources for teachers on how to teach about Hispanic and Latinx culture and history.
A resource centered around nurturing children of color and raising children to be empathetic, inclusive, and critical thinkers about racial inequity.
Webinars from the National Equity Project focusing on equity as a whole, as well as equity in the classroom, implicit bias and structural racialization, and liberatory design mindsets.
Educators describe the way the history of systemic racism in this country and the contributions of Black people have been erased in textbooks.
Middle-class white people are often vocally liberal and anti-racist, yet refuse to give up some power and resources in their communities, which is why they are a sneaky, major barrier in the Black Lives Matter movement.
Historian Khalil Muhammad explains the origins of racist policing: “The problem is the way policing was built”.
A step-by-step guide to being an antiracist educator.
An article from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development that provides methods of action for educators to commit to antiracism, including engaging in vigilant self-awareness, acknowledging racism and the ideology of white supremacy, studying and teaching representative history, talking about race with students, and doing something when you see racism.
A list of books and resources for varying ages that address diversity and racism.
A film from PBS series “Made Here” that was commissioned by the Vermont-NEA Racial Justice Task Force in collaboration with the National Education Association that includes interviews with parents, community members, educators, and students who shares their accounts of living in and going to school in Vermont.
An article describing numerous ‘Black in X’ weeks that occurred in 2020 recognizing the achievements of Black stem professionals, including Black Birders Week, Black In Neuroscience Week, Black Mammologists Week, Black in Microbiology Week, and Black in Marine Science Week.
A viral photo that claims to capture Irish slaves from the 17th century is actually of Belgian coal miners around 1900.
Delving into John Lewis’ firm belief in refusing to stop loving the world: “Anchor the eternity of love in your own soul… Lean toward the whispers of your own heart… Release the need to hate, to harbor division, and the enticement of revenge… But when it is your time don’t be afraid to stand up, speak up, and speak out against injustice.”
An examination of the history of racial convenants in housing deeds and the segregationist legacy they’ve left.
Authors Mahogany L. Browne and Jason Reynolds discussing their children’s book Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice, a collection of poems inspiring middle-graders to stay woke and speak out against injustice.
A 12-year-old girl has become a famous activist and icon for fighting for representation for young black girls in children’s books.
NEA EdJustice engages and mobilizes activists in the fight for racial, social and economic justice in public education.
A collection of resources for educators questioning how to talk to students about race and racism in the classroom.
An advocacy toolkit for understanding the dangers of the current policing in America and developing a new, fair, safe, and effective approach to public safety.
Alyssa Chen’s documentation of their project of supporting their institution, Vermont Adult Learning in Chittenden County, in becoming antiracist starting at the root.
An “Allies and Antiracism” module of online professional development curriculum, “Project READY: Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth”.
A space for educators and allies to engage in collective learning and action to make schools and the city of Philadelphia places that allow for Black and brown students, educators, and families to thrive.
A study investigating police violence that finds that for young men of color, police use of force is one of the leading causes of death— the odds of dying by police violence is about 1 in 1,000 for Black men.
Former high school teacher and state representative, adjunct faculty member at UVM, and author, Robert Walsh, traces the history of racism in America and advocates for African American history to be inserted into all aspects of secondary school curriculum, and for bill H. 79 to be passed in VT.
A document from the Vermont Agency of Education describing Act 46 of 2015: a rethinking of school district governance to ensure that systems are organized to support goals of quality and equity in student learning and that district resources are used in the most effective way to support those goals.
A summary and analysis of children’s book, Ron’s Big Mission, by Rose Blue and Corinne Naden, which tells the story of astronaut Ronald McNair’s childhood.
An examination of the racist beliefs about Black cultural deficiencies that show up in the field of inequality and poverty studies.
A list of fifteen young adult books that address inequity, equality, and organizing.
A video explaining a classroom demonstration that teaches students about privilege.
A video that uses an example of two young boys, one Black and one white, to explain systemic racism in America.
Advice for talking to all ages of children about about race and racism.
Perspectives from teachers on anti-racist work in the classroom and a six-part speaker series supporting the essential conversations teachers need to have with students and each other about racism and social justice.
A guide from an equity consultant, trainer, and strategist on safe and empowering ways to discuss race, racism, and antiracism in predominantly white classrooms.
A website with a multitude of resources for parents and educators to help them teach children about social justice and help them think, read, and write critically about the world’s issues.
A guide from Teaching Tolerance for teaching about slavery including a film, 10 key concepts, and 10 short videos alongside them, featuring prominent academics explaining the ideas.
An article describing the ways Black people have pooled their resources to educate and empower themselves independently, from pre-Civil War to the present day.
Blog posts and lesson plans posted by teachers for antiracist curricula.
TWW seeks to move the conversation forward on how to be consciously, intentionally, anti-racist in the classroom through offering opportunities to look at how racial identity development impacts teaching and learning.
Parenting and education through a critical race lens.
A twelve-minute film featured as a part of Teaching Tolerance’s “Teaching Hard History” series, The Forgotten Slavery of Our Ancestors offers an introduction to the history of Indigenous enslavement on land that is now the United States.
A guide, including lessons, handouts, and films, to teaching students about the history of and tension between democratic and anti-democratic efforts in the United States from Reconstruction to today.
An article by the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education at UVM that describes a plan of action for confronting the pandemic of white supremacy through innovative changes to schools.
A graphic depicting the impact of talking about race to children, with statistics on the ages when prejudice emerges and how it can be fought.
The story of a high school teacher’s experiences in fighting to challenge systemic racism in his high school classrooms.
A Twitter thread describing all the actions, beyond social media posts, that white educators need to do to be better.
HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools, a comprehensive, bias-based, intersectional, anti-racist bullying prevention program that provides LGBTQ and gender inclusive professional development training, lesson plans, booklists and resources specifically designed for Pre K – 8 educators and youth-serving professionals.
An educator’s guide to discussing violent or disastrous events with students as they unfold.
An article demanding white educators to see color.