The Chapman community strives to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all families. This infographic shows how your kids are never too young to talk about race. 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.


RESOURCES

Chapman Resources

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN


READING FOR ADULTS


Resources for talking to kids about racism and police violence


Resources for getting involved

Resources for helping make sense of protests against police violence right now

FILMS

  • African American Experience Movies
  • 13th, a documentary on the 13th amendment, exploring the history of racial inequality in the United States.
  • Just Mercy, based on the true story of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson (now streaming for free on Amazon)
  • I Am Not Your Negro, documentary by James Baldwin on black history starting from the Civil Rights movement to the present Black Lives Matter (now streaming for free on Amazon)

COMMUNITY MEETINGS

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.

Drawings from Ms. Rosoff’s 3rd grade