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Resources: Talking to Kids About Race and Racism Webinar

Landmark Learns presented a webinar on Talking to Kids About Race and Racism in March 2021. Presenters offered timely, topical information, and attendees asked thoughtful, relevant questions. Below are resources from presentation.

Research shows that children not only recognize race from a very young age, but also develop racial biases by ages 3 to 5. One focus of Landmark’s DEI mission is to train our teachers to have more of these discussions in class, but we also know that students learn so much from their parents. Therefore, we want to provide you with some suggestions for continuing these necessary conversations at home. 

Presenters:
Ariel Martin-Cone, High School assistant academic dean
Laura Polvinen, head of the Counseling Department at the Elementary•Middle School
Jennifer Schley-Johnson, head of the Oral Expression/Literature Department at the Elementary•Middle School


Resources from Presentation

Recording Webinar

 

Slide Deck from Webinar

Talking about race slide deck cover

 

Other Resources

Collected resources for expanding your own understanding of race and racism & facilitating conversations with your family.
These resources are also included at the end of the slide deck above. 

Web Resources

Videos:

Articles and curriculum:

Reading Resources

For Parents

Novels

Young Adult

Elementary

Podcast Suggestions

Racial Justice, Equity, and History

General news and current events:

Movies & Shows

Documentaries

  • 13th (Netflix, criminal justice and race)

Shows

  • Amend (Netflix, stories of fighting for equality in America based in the 14th amendment)
  • What Would You Do? (ABC, how to respond to challenging situations)
  • Black-ish (ABC/Hulu, family drama that addresses race, identity, and current events)

 

Learn more about Landmark School's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.