Black History Month Resources

Events

 

2/25 6:30-8:00

Poetry of Resistance & Black Lives Matter

Waltham Public Library

735 Main St., Waltham

 

3/4 5:30-7:00

Food for Thought: Talking to our Children about Race

First Parish, Lincoln

Dinner Provided

National Resources

Comprehensive Resource List for Talking about Race, Racism, and Racialized Violence with Kids

https://centerracialjustice.org/resources/resources-for-talking-about-race-racism-and-racialized-violence-with-kids/

 

Printable poster that provides activities to do with kids for all 29 days of Black History month (or any other 29 days)

29 Days of Black History: Download This Free Printable to Use at Home or in Your Classroom - Here Wee Read

 

This opinion article from the New York Times offers a perspective on the sort of reflection and conversation we might undertake during Black History Month

It’s Black History Month, Look in the Mirror, by George Yancy

 

Local resources

Books of note in the Lincoln Community:

How to be an Anti-Racist,by Ibram X. Kendi

Recent topic of a First Parish Book Group

Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debbie Irving

Author visited Lincoln school and gave talks to middle school students, teachers, and parents and community members

 

Other locally relevant resources

CodeSwitching. Documentary presenting stories of 2 generations of students participating in the Boston METCO busing program.

 

Why all Parents Should Talk with their Kids about Social Identity (will be viewed at First Parish Food for Thought above)

https://www.npr.org/2019/10/08/767205198/the-things-parents-dont-talk-about-with-their-kids-but-should

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