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  • Student Health and Human Service’s Office of Human Relations, Diversity and Equity has curated resources from a variety of sources to engage our schools, families, and communities in peaceful dialogue about conflict and bias.  Below are specific tools and information to support dialogue, civic engagement, and inclusion in our schools, homes, and communities. 

     

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As the school leader, you set the tone for your school. School campaigns are excellent ways to examine difficult but important topics, and to institutionalize a climate of respect.  Refer to these resources for ideas on school-wide campaigns.

Useful Resources: Lessons to Teach and Learn from "Unite the Right" by ADL

Responding to Hate and Bias at School

100 Days to Inspire Respect

Engaging Students in Peaceful Dialogues about Conflict and Bias

Not In Our School Campaign

No Haters Here Guidebook

Preventing Violent Extremism

ADL Mass Violence & Extremism

Teachers have the unique opportunity to promote a climate that is welcoming, socially supportive and just, caring, nurturing, and respectful for all. These sites linked have excellent resources for your use.

Useful Resources: What is the alt-right?

NPR's Resources for Educators in the Wake of Charlottesville


What-is-the-altright?


But What About Antifa?


Lessons to Teach and Learn from "Unite the Right" by ADL

 

ADL Mass Violence & Extremism


Handling Controversy in the Classroom


Policies on Guns in America

Should Hate Be Outlawed? A Simulation Activity on Penalty Enhancements for Hate Crime

You are your child’s role model. Parents may feel uncomfortable talking about bias, prejudice, or violence with children. However, your child needs your guidance. Refer to these resources for recommendations on how to have productive age-appropriate conversations with your child. 

Useful Resources: But What About Antifa?

Talking to kids about the violence in Charlottesville


Parents Guide Beyond the Golden Rule


How Do I Respond to My Child's Bias

 

Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate


Gun Violence and Mass Shootings_ADL


Do's and Dont's of Talking to Kids of Color About White Supremacy


Discussing Hate- English


Hablar de Odio- Espanol


Gun Violence and Mass Shootings_ADL  


Facts for Families- Terrorism and War: How to Talk to Children

 

Affirming communities believe that all people have dignity and we, as caring people, appreciate our neighbors and celebrate the differences that make us all unique. We must ask ourselves, “What will happen to them if I do nothing?”  Refer to these resources on ways to affirm our communities.

Useful Resources: NPR's Resources for Educators in the Wake of Charlottesville

AntiBias Study Guides ADL


Anti-Muslim Bigotry and How to be an Ally


MPAC Safe Space


After Orlando - 100 Resources

 

Thank you for wanting to take the conversation further. These booklists offer a wide selection of readings for children of all ages on a variety of important social justice topics. 

Content: Social Justice book list


Teaching for Change book list

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