STUDENT HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICESOFFICE OF HUMAN RELATIONS, DIVERSITY AND EQUITY
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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- I'm a school leader. How do I start a school-wide campaign?
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
- I'm a classroom teacher. How do I talk to my students?
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?
- I'm a parent/guardian. How do I talk to my children?
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
- How do we create affirming communities for all?
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
- I want to learn more. Where can I find books or 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
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