3 Ways To Get Children Involved In Supporting The Black Community From Home - Stamford Moms

Many parents are looking to engage their families in activities that show support for the Black community in the wake of the death of George Floyd. However, due to COVID-19, we are looking for ways to have conversations with our kids and participate in activities from home rather than out in the community with others.

Below, we have 3 ways to safely engage families, including children of all ages.

The Hang Your Heart Project

The Hang Your Heart Project is a quick, actionable task to provide relief and support to vulnerable and marginalized populations.

Hang a Green Heart in your window to establish your home as a safe place for a person of color in your neighborhood. The website says, “If they are fearful because they are being harassed, if someone is trying to cause them harm verbally or physically, they can look to your home as a safe place. They know they can come to you to provide temporary shelter.”

Tag #TheHangYourHeartProject on Instagram so they can share your project with the world.

 

Read

Reading together is an activity many families love. Choose books that will help with your conversation.

Brightly has a list of books divided up by age. You can find that, here.

Go Virtual

There are several virtual options to help you talk to your children about racism, nationwide protests, embracing diversity, being more empathetic and understanding.

Here are some options:

Kidlit Community Rally For Black Lives
Thursday, June 4, 7 p.m.
From The Brown Bookshelf: Award-winning authors Kwame Alexander, Jacqueline Woodson and Jason Reynolds have organized a Kidlit Community Rally for Black Lives. This is for K-12 students from 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. and for parents, teachers and educators from 7:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Brown Bookshelf Facebook Live

Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families
Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m.
CNN, streaming live on CNN.com’s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN’s apps, without requiring a cable log-in. You can also watch on CNNgo, and subscribers to cable/satellite systems can watch it on-demand.

 

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