A Vermont teen found a way to creatively help others grow into becoming better allies for the people of color in their communities with an anti-racist calendar.
Sixteen-year-old Tilly Krishna thought that there was a need for a simple resource to help people become more aware of Black history and bias in their own lives and communities.
"Before recently, when people said racism, people think it's just saying the N-word or very explicit things like that, but... it's not just one person making a snide comment, it's systemic things and institutionalized oppression we still have," Krishna told CNN. (Johnson, 2020)
Mix It Up at Lunch Day is an international campaign that encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries. Schools can register to host a Mix It Up event on any day of the year! Visit this link to get more information and access to resources.
#USvsHate is a program led by young people and the educators who work with them, and its goal is as simple as it is ambitious: to stand up against bigotry and create safe and welcoming schools for all.
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Implicit Bias Module Series
For 21 days, do one action to further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity
Plan includes suggestions for readings, podcasts, videos, observations, and ways to form and deepen community connections. Suggestions are in the following categories:
Read; Listen; Watch; Notice; Connect; Engage; Act; Reflect; Stay Inspired
Use the tracking chart provided below to stay on course. You can drag the image to your desktop and print, or you can access a digital version here and copy it for editing.
We think understanding white privilege and white supremacy is a powerful lens into the complexities of doing social justice work, so we’ve focused our resources on that specific issue.
Adaptable to all forms of social justice
Can be done individually, with friends and family, or organization-wide.
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Congratulations! You are about to embark on a journey of discovery, which may lead you to re-think your privilege, re-connect with your students and re-imagine a world where everyone is valued for who they are.