Last week, our country celebrated the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Amid all the social media posts mentioning the I Have a Dream speech and sharing other memorable quotes, we can lose sight of the challenge Dr. King put before everyone to do the hard work for peace and justice every day, not just one day in January. Our friends at Learning Heroes have created an Anti-Racism Resource Directory for Families that your family and your PTA can use to foster discussions about racism.
The resources draw from a wide variety of sources, many of which have been cited here on One Voice Illinois in the past (e.g., Child Mind Institute, Kids Health, Common Sense Media, Great Schools, and Chicago Parent). Resources are identified as being appropriate for all ages, early childhood and elementary, or middle school and up. Categories include:
- In the News
- Conversation Starters
- Taking Action
- Book Lists & Resources
- Directories (lists of resources at other websites)
You can recommend other high-quality resources for inclusion in the directory as well.
Check out the full list of resources, share them with your PTA members, and don’t forget about National PTA’s resources on diversity, equity, and inclusion as well. Let your PTA work serve as a path to greatness, as Dr. King said, “Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service.”