I am back with Part II of my list of activities to help facilitate family discussions about diversity. This list includes things your family can watch together as well as local activities that your family can engage in that focus on diversity. Enjoy the summer!
– Randi Burlew (Committee member)
Summer Activities to Focus on Diversity and Inclusion
Please watch and discuss:
- These Sesame Street Videos (Color of Me Song; Beautiful Skin Song; Black History Month Compilation; Maya Angelou’s Name Song)
- Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices on Netflix
- PBS Kids Talk About Race and Racism
- Barbie and Nikki discuss racism
- This video series about Kids in Other Countries
- Read along of the book Say Something
- Motown Magic on Netflix
- The Frontline episode about poor children dealing with the pandemic, Growing up Poor in America
- Systemic Racism Explained
- This very short video about kids learning a lesson about privilege
- Dear… on Apple+
- The UK Video, Show Racism the Red Card
- Race Forward’s video series on systemic racism
- Ted Talk interview of the founders of Black Lives Matter
- Ted Talk about why we need to talk to children about race and difference
- Bonus! Listen to one of these podcasts. The Raising Equity Podcast featuring diversity, equity, and inclusion experts on Talking to Kids About Racism (you can also watch it on YouTube here) or one of these Bright Horizons podcasts about talking to young children about social justice and race.
You can do these as a family:
- Write a letter to one of the local Asian restaurants that was victim to Anti-Asian racism, letting them know we are glad they are part of our community.
- Visit the National Underground Railroad Museum.
- Visit the Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center at the Cincinnati Museum Center.
- Write a letter to our congressional representatives about a social justice issue that is impacting Cincinnati.
- Meet up with another TNSM family over Zoom to discuss one of the diversity books or videos listed above.
- Choose one of these videos about living in poverty and have a family conversation using the discussion questions as a guide.