Sonoma County Office of Education

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.

Read Sonoma County Superintendent Steve Herrington's community message regarding recent tragedies here

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 communications@scoe.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

Educator Resources for Self-Reflection/Professional Growth

Educator Resources to Use with Students

Additional Resources

Inspired to learn or do more? Here is a list of additional resources to support you.