Master CourseOctober 20, 2020 2021-07-01 16:28
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Bookshelf - Topic: Race
Let the Children March
This beautiful book (a Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner for illustration) tells the story of the 1960s Birmingham Children’s Crusade when kids marched to protest Jim Crow laws.
Ages 4-6: A Kids Book About Racism
This book isn’t meant to be read and then put away but should be a conversation starter for you and your family.
Malala's Magic Pencil
Malala Yousafzai’s first picture book tells the activist’s own story, inspiring young readers to push for change – without waiting for permission.
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides.
How To Be An Antiracist
American University professor Ibram X. Kendi’s electrifying book argues that there is no such thing as being simply “not racist.” A person can be actively racist or anti-racist – there is not a passive option. Kendi’s book tackles the language we use (or don’t use) to talk about race, and argues that we must pursue anti-racist actions, not simply anti-racist emotions, to make genuine progress.
Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence
Within this five-section book, Sue uses research, vignette examples, and theoretical discussion to highlight why it’s become difficult for us to talk about race. This book demands reader introspection on the ways in which we’re all implicit in silencing conversations about race and suggests social change is reliant on both the vulnerability and courage required to communicate honestly – regardless of our own racial identities.
Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective awakening. The authors traveled around the country to spark an open conversation that brings together the Black prophetic tradition and the wisdom of the Dharma.
Parenting for Liberation
Brown fills a critical gap with this guidebook for parents and guardians of Black children. Her work, which spans personal anecdote, reflective prompts, and practical exercises, encourages readers to dismantle harmful narratives about Black family life – and gives them the tools to parent with liberation rather than fear.
Master Class Bonus!!!
Parents, I know you are so busy raising children and working you often get lost in the shuffle, losing sight of your own wants and needs. It happens to most of us. I have added on a bonus to help you with that. The final session after the Race, Racism and Your Children master class will be a
“Parent’s Guide to Reliving Your Dreams”.
Let’s talk about it, then you will have the guide to take with you as a reminder.
Race, Racism, and Your Children
By the time children are ten years of age, their perceptions of race and racism have been formed. Too, by this age, your child has already experienced some form of discrimination at least as a bystander.
As they become older, these perceptions may be reinforced. Not talking about race and racism early causes the children to fill in the gaps coming to harmful and problematic inaccurate conclusions. As youth have become more actively involved with race injustices and other social issues today, you want to be able to applaud their choices.
Your Child and Racism assists you when having this sensitive conversation and throughout times when guidance is needed.
The Master Course
Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness Racism: Racism in America
I Can’t Breathe: Youth Activism & Allies
Stay Woke: The Language of Racism
The Talk: Conversations on Racism with Your Children
Provides strategies on how to approach conversation with your child
Enhances positive experiences with others
Helps to eliminate racial barriers
Aids in assisting with facing your own biases
Provides open discussion on sensitive topic
Provides social interaction with peers
Helps to debunk racial prejudices
Provides a safe space for questions
Enhance your understanding of race, racism, and its barriers
Helps you become the model for your child
Provides materials and resources
Provides opportunities to be the change in your community or our society
Bullying is no longer simply a child teasing another. Bullying today has become much more vicious with elements of insensitivity and a lack of empathy for others.
With the fast spread of bullying events and cyberbullying through online sources, today’s bullying heightens the level of trauma. Thus, making the victim even more open to ridicule and a sense of loneliness, isolation, and hopelessness.
Bullying has negative effects on not just the victim, but bystanders, the bully, and all involved including parents.
Warning Signs of Violence
Parents are realizing the need for advocacy in the wake of increased violence in schools and public places. Teens and even younger children are becoming more involved whether directly or indirectly.
This webinar goes further than providing talking points. It helps parents become more aware of what is happening with their children while becoming more vigilant with their friends, and school. It also provides resources on how parents can become advocates to better safeguard our children and create safer environments.