Social justice, equity, and anti-racism resources for parents/caregivers and educators
SCOE strongly supports State Superintendent Tony Thurmond's May 2020 call to action (below) for schools to promote racial justice, confront bias, and foster tolerance. We are committed to collaborating with and amplifying the efforts of the California Department of Education (CDE) as Superintendent Thurmond launches a state-wide effort to address racism head-on.
As a starting point, this page offers resources carefully curated by a group of equity-minded mental health professionals and educators who work for the Sonoma County Office of Education. We invite your thoughts on how schools can help build a more tolerant, just society here in Sonoma County. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video: State Superintendent Tony Thurmond's Call to Action
Getting Started: For Parents, Educators, and Community Members
If you are looking for a place to get started, either as a parent or educator, we recommend this resource, Talking About Race, from the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It provides engaging, easy to understand guides for parents/caregivers, educators, and community members.
Helpful Tools, Resources, and Apps for Families
- 10 Tips for Talking to Kids About Race | 10 Consejos para Enseñar y Hablar con los Niños Acerca de la Raza
- Teaching Children Cultural and Racial Pride | Cómo fomentar el orgullo racial en sus hijos
- 31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance
- George Floyd, Racism and Law Enforcement - Table Talk: Family Conversations about Current Events - ADL
- Parent Tip Tool on Racial Stress and Self-Care - APA
- Engaging My Child - Parent Tool Tips - APA
- Liberate - Meditation App for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Community
Educator Resources for Self-Reflection/Professional Growth
- Understanding Race and Privilege - Self-Assessment Guide
- National Equity Project - Liberatory Design Mindsets
Educator Resources to Use with Students
- K-12 lesson plans on tolerance, anti-racism and privilege
- NCTSN's Addressing Racial Trauma in the Classroom
- Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate
- Cultural Synchronization Questions
Inspired to learn or do more? Here is a list of additional resources to support you.