This month and always, we’re proud to celebrate and support the Black community. Last summer, our team pledged to be better advocates for antiracism, and we remain committed to listening, learning, and offering resources that have been helpful to us, and we hope are helpful to our community.
This month, we are donating $25,000 to The Conscious Kid, an education, research, and policy organization dedicated to equity and promoting healthy racial identity development in youth. Their work supports organizations, families, and educators in taking action to disrupt racism in young children. We first shared The Conscious Kid with you here in this newsletter last summer, and have continued to turn to their resources as parents ourselves since then, and also recommended them to countless friends and family members. We couldn’t be more proud to lend them our support and highlight their important work.
For this week’s edition of Using Our Words, here are six links, sourced by members of the Primary team, that we found to be helpful. Our recommendations are always chosen with the idea that parents and kids can experience them together, and they are never sponsored.
Something to start with: A digestible overview of how Black History Month came to be.
Something to read: The ABCs of Black History highlights significant events and leaders with beautiful illustrations and kid-friendly rhymes.
Something to bookmark: A breadth of digital resources from PBS, including a KIDS Talk hosted by Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman.
Something to get everyone moving: Attend a virtual performance by the Philadelphia dance troupe Hip Hop Fundamentals.
Something to scroll through: How cool is this interactive periodic table of prominent Black figures?
Something to add to our at-home craft stash: Skin-tone crayons, created by a Black mother who wanted more inclusive art supplies for kids.
As always, if you have something you’d like to share, you can reply to this email or write to firstname.lastname@example.org! We love hearing from you, and are so grateful to have you in our community. Thank you for being here with us.