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Our community and country are navigating a historic set of challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic, compounded by the most recent violence against Black lives, has exposed the fragility of our social structures. Our awakening to how deeply rooted social and racial injustice is embedded in this country and in our systems has been painful to own. At the same time, these crises have given voice and visibility to the strength, healing, creativity, and power that is generated when we come together, engage in deep self-reflection, accept responsibility, and commit to each other’s humanity.

As with previous crossroads in history, we’ve been given another chance to acknowledge the past, use it to inform the present, and reimagine and create a more honorable future. We have compiled this list of resources below to engage and inform our community in the work of being Anti-Racist. Please check back often as we will add new resources periodically.

Speaking to Children About Traumatic Events

Talking to Children After Racial Incidents, Penn GSE

George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children?, USA Today

How to Teach About Racism and Civil Unrest

Talking About Race, Smithsonian

Beyond the Goldern Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice

Talking to Kids about Racial Violence, The New York Times


Resources for Talking about Race, Racism, and Racialized Violence with Kids, Center for Racial Justice in Education

Family Resources on Black Lives Matter (BLM), Protests regarding Police Brutality, and Race and Racism, compiled by C&C Faculty and Staff

Anti-Racism Resources for All Ages, a Project by the Augusta Baker Chair, Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, University of South Carolina

Resources Compiled by C&C

Book list compiled by C&C staff

Social Justice, Empathy, and Parenting Resources List

Workshops and Seminars

Why and How to Talk to Kids about Microaggressions

“RACE TALK IS DIVIDING US!” And Other Myths About Race in K–12 Schools

How to Talk to Children About Anti-Racism

Anti-Racist Resources for Parents, Wakelet

Anti-Racism Resoures compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020

How to Talk to Kids about Racism: An age-by-age guide, Today’s Parent

Ally Work


97 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice, Medium.com

10 Things Allies Can Do, YWCA of Greater Harrisburg

SocialJusticeBooks.org: A selection of multicultural and social justice books for children, young adults, and educators

Webinars presented by embracerace.org