The central tenets of our ‘Heartbeat’—the core values that our organization lives by—is that our community shares a deep belief that our students will change the world and that we are responsible for dismantling systems of oppression that hold our students back from achieving their full potential. Above all, the promises we make to them are sacred. It is our mission and responsibility to build a more just world for our students and prepare them to do the same.
Engaging in productive conversations about race, identity, stereotypes, and microaggressions is something that our teachers and families do year-round—whether they are initiated by thought-provoking literature, a student experience, or a racist incident on the news.
Whether you’re an educator, manager, parent, caregiver, or student—below, you will find resources (in many cases sourced by our teachers and staff) that will serve as a starting point to these conversations. We hope you find them actionable and useful as we work towards building a more equitable and just world. Have other resources you’d like to share with our community? Call them out in the comments!
Resources for Parents and Caretakers
Resources For Students
Resources For Non-Black Allies
Resources for Educators
Resources for Managers
The image used in this article is by Max Bender.