Five Things for Today: June 1, 2020


1. A few resources for talking about racism with kids:
* This very recent USA Today article has guidance on discussing race in the context of what’s happening now.
* On NPR’s All Things Considered, Jennifer Harvey, author of Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, discusses how to talk with white children about racially-charged events.
* From Commonsense Media, How White Parents Can Use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids.
* Added thanks to the reader comment below, Talking about Race from the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

2. Tune in to the Kojo Namdi Show today at 12:30pm for the Kojo For Kids segment as bestselling YA author Jason Reynolds talks about racism and the protests. (The Kojo show starts at 12pm, but the segment begins a 12:30pm.)

3. The annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle won’t be taking place on the National Mall this summer, but you can experience it virtually starting today through June 30, with cooking contests, cooking demonstrations, award-winning recipes, three music “stages,” children’s activities, prizes, giveaways, and more. 

4. Coronavirus street art.

5. Listening to Black Voices Amid Murder, Violence, Protest, and Pandemic.

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2 Responses to Five Things for Today: June 1, 2020

  1. Mychalene Giampaoli

    I wanted to thank you for your excellent information. I also wanted to add that the National Museum of African American History and Culture moved up their release date on another great resource https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race

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