READ – Racial Equality and Diversity
Grades K-2 | April 5-May 10 | 3:45-5:00pm | Science Lab
CLASS FULL – NO MORE REGISTRATIONS BEING TAKEN AT THIS TIME
As part of the normal learning process, children between the ages of 5 and 8 begin to place value judgements on similarities and differences they notice in the world around them. In the context of learning about people, this means actively assisting children to develop equitable associations is an essential part of disrupting cycles of racism and promoting peace.
The Racial Equity and Diversity (READ) program was developed by Black Lives Matter Cincinnati to help provide young children with: appropriate vocabulary to describe differences they notice, skills to discuss their thoughts and experiences openly and respectfully, and community support that encourages kids to act in ways that promote fairness. Using a combination of children’s books and activities, students actively explore personal identity, historic and contemporary examples of racial inequity, and how people, particularly kids, have worked together to create positive change. In doing so, children are empowered to help create a more equitable and peaceful world for all. For additional program information, click here
Cost: FREE (snack included) A class set of books used in the series will be donated to the school library.
Contact: Rachel Danhires