In this episode, we hear from seven different members of the Noblesville Community who share their perspectives on having conversations with our kids about social issues such as race, ethnicity, gender, poverty and more. This introductory episode sets the stage for why we should have these conversations. Subsequent episodes will tackle specific social issues.
Host: Dr. Jennifer Wheat Townsend, Noblesville Diversity Coalition (NDC)Learning Officer & Noblesville Schools, Director of Learning Dr. Jill Walls, Ball State University, Associate Professor Shelley Bethel, Noblesville Schools, Learning Specialist Stan Abell, Noblesville Schools, History & Social Justice Teacher Esmeralda Schill, Noblesville Schools, Art Teacher Wendy Nelson, Noblesville Schools, Bilingual Family Liaison Ara Nelson-Mercer, Noblesville Schools, Administrator Kaley Billick, Noblesville Schools, Counselor Resource List
All Because You Matter by Tami Charles I am Enough by Grace Byers I am Every Good Thing by Derrick B. Barnes and Gordon C. James Sulwe by Lupita Nyongo M is for Melanin: A Celebration of the Black Child by Tiffany Rose Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry ABC Sitcom
Blackish: Juneteenth (Season 4, Episode 1) Documentaries:
Ages 4+: Dancing in the Light: The Janet Collins story; Motown Magic available on Netflix Ages 8+: Mira, Royal Detective; Liberty Kids; Hidden Figures Ages 13+: The Secret Life of Bees; On The Way To School; The Hate U Give Us Ages 17+: Dear White People; 13th; When They See Us Other Texts Mentioned:
White Fragility by Robin DeAngelo We Want to Do More than Survive by Bettina Love Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum Not Light, But Fire: How to Have Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom by Matthew R. Kay I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown Stay updated:
childrenscommunityschool.org/social-justice-resources/ Anti-racism for kids 101: Starting to Talk About Race 100 Race-Conscious things you can say to your child to advance racial justice 4 Things We should all teach kids about racism right now Toys: Sugarfoot Rag Dolls, Pattycake Doll Company, People Colors Crayon Pack