Learning Together: Recommit to Dismantling Racism
A Multi-Generational Religious Education Experience.
Our faith reminds us that we must renew our vigor in the fight against racism. In light of the current events which have catalyzed the world, we renew the energy with which we teach our families about racism. So what’s one of the ways our faith guides us into becoming a people of renewal? It tells us, “Renew your commitment to dismantling racism!”
About This Service
During the Learning Together time we focused on how we recommit to anti-racism work, and we played the Who Am I? Race Awareness Game. It is originally a two-player game meant for a parent and child. We suggest you play it together as a family. Both players see a set of faces. The first player selects a face and passes the device to the other player who then tries to guess which face the first player chose. Players can test out their detective skills by asking questions about the physical appearance of the target face to eliminate the other choices. When the second player guesses, players can read more about the selected person. There are conversation tips between rounds.
*Note: Unfortunately, this app is available only for iPhone and iPad at this time. Who Am I? Race Awareness Game for iPhone and iPad (free) https://apps.apple.com/us/app/who-am-i-race-awareness-game/id372945923 Review: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/who-am-i-race-awareness-game
Here are some additional resources to use with your families:
• Watch Nick News Presents: Kids, Race, and Unity | Hosted By Alicia Keys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWsMEIODo6g&feature=youtu.be Hosted by Alicia Keys, Nick News talks with founders and leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement, offer tools for families to have constructive conversations about race, and highlights teen activists who are fighting racial injustice in Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special. Oriented to older elementary and tweens.
With younger children, you may find these resources to be helpful to get the conversations started:
● Watch The Skin You Live In | StorytimeWithMsMelange https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_Bjz1xFteQ As recommended by the Black Lives Matter Instructional Library online
● Or Watch Sesame Street Town Hall on Racism (2 parts for a total of 50 min) https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/06/app-news-section/cnn-sesame-street-race-town-hall-app-june-6- 2020-app/index.html Explaining racism to children. Big Bird, Elmo and CNN newscasters talk about racism. Two part series.
Feel free to send additional resources that you have found helpful!