The Chapman community strives to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all families. Below are recommended resources to learn more about racial equity and social justice. If you have feedback on the list below or more recommended material, please let us know.
Oct. 28 – Restorative Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice
6:00 – 8:00 PM | Chapman
Child care and food provided.
Nov. 12 – PTA Meeting
6:00 – 7:30 PM | Chapman Library (room 17)
Food and childcare provided.
4th Tuesdays – Embrace Race: Talking Race & Kids
Every 4th Tuesday, this free, online series provides insight, resources and discussion on a range of topics related to race and children. Register to join.
Chapman Parent Advocacy Group
Parents have joined together to advocate for to ensure the security of the students at Chapman. We are stronger together in numbers. To get involved in this initiative or learn more, contact Nancy Wynne.
DEI Book Club
Chapman parents have formed a book club focusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to be come more aware and to start and have conversations on DEI. They are planning to pick one of the materials (possibly from below) and meet one evening a month to discuss. If you’re interested, contact Kate Armstrong.
- Diverse Book Finder – The Diverse Book Finder is a comprehensive collection of children’s picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC).
- Social Justice Books – A carefully selected list of multicultural and social justice books for children, young adults, and educators
- Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk about Race: Resource Roundup
- Multnomah County Library staff-created list: 2019 Talking Equity and Social Justice. Books for Grade K-12 Multcolib Assignments
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo
- Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
- Article in The Atlantic, The Racist History of Portland, the Whitest City in America
- Op-ed in The Beacon, OPINION: I’m racist, so are you. White people, let’s improve.