Elmwood anti-racism resources

We stand in solidarity against racism

During our assembly and learning on June 3, our community came together in solidarity against racism and intolerance. Elmwood is committed to creating a safe, inclusive and open environment for our students, faculty, alumnae and community where we can share knowledge and experience, meet in thoughtful conversation, and provide meaningful opportunities for all so that together we become agents of change against racism today, tomorrow and in the future. Below are resources that will help guide us in understanding and knowledge. Image by Jane Mount, illustrator of the Ideal Bookshelf series featuring anti-racism books.
 

Resources for Junior Students 

About the Black Lives Matter Movement: https://kids.kiddle.co/Black_Lives_Matter

About the Civil Rights Movement (the history of black people in America fighting for equality): https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/civil-rights-movement/403522

About Peaceful Protesting: https://drive.google.com/file/d/149bKdO-xYAMoAGoe5xahNG8psr6ab7qU/view?usp=sharing

Books about racism and diversity: https://skokielibrary.info/lists/520/black-lives-matter-a-reading-list-for-children-families/
 

Resources for Middle and Senior Students

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeowa Oluo

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell and Aurelia Durand

Intersection Allies by Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council, and Carolyn Choi