How to Be an Antiracist, Small Things Everyone Can Do!

Thank you all who were a part of our discussion after the AHML event An Evening with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi the author of How To Be An Antiracist. We are feeling grateful to be a part of an open minded community, that is willing to admit to mistakes and keep talking about how we can play an active role in building antiracist society.

During the Thanksgiving break Every Owl Counts would like to invite you to take action toward building an antiracist community. To make an impact we must move our learning into action. Here are a few things we can do to learn more about how to be an antiracist and how to engage our children in discussions about antiracism. Try one of these activities over Thanksgiving break with your children and tell us how it went by sending an email to everyowlcounts@gmail.com

  1. Review this PBS Kids guide to talking with kids about race and racism https://www.pbs.org/parents/talking-about-racism Watch a video, read a book with your child, or read one of the articles and put the advice into action
  2. Read or watch a reading of books with characters of color:
  3. Learn more about the persons of the day presented by Olive Administration during morning announcements. Here are some of them:
    • Bessie Coleman
    • Edward Bouchet
    • Sonia Sotomayor
    • Mae Carol Jemison
    • Mario Molina
    • Steven Chu
    • Vinay Bhat
    • Chelsea Werner
    • Pablo Pineda
  4. Review this list of resources and read one item in depth: https://www.peps.org/ParentResources/by-topic/anti-racist-resources-parents

And if you would like, read “How To Be An Antiracist” and tell us what you think.