Activism & Education
Scotty’s personally curated list of books, videos, authors, activists, and other resources for learning more about consent, boundaries and communication as well as the systemic injustice in our nation’s history.
Always evolving, growing, and learning—if you have any resources that have been powerful to you, please share with us.
The Conscious Kid is an education, research, and policy organization dedicated to equity and promoting positive racial identity development in youth. We support organizations, families, and educators in taking action to disrupt racism in young children.
We particularly love their Instagram! Not just for people with children. Their content is for advocates and allies of all ages!
“How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race” by Michel Martin, June 4, 2020.
Most people have heard about "the talk" — the conversation many African American parents have with their kids about how to avoid altercations with police or what to do and say if they're stopped.
The recent unrest sparked by anger over police brutality against African Americans has parents who aren't black thinking more about how they talk to their kids about race.
Michel Martin, weekend host of All Things Considered, spoke with Jennifer Harvey, author of Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America.
Fare of the Free Child is a weekly-published podcast community centering Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color in liberatory living and learning practices. With a particular interest in unschooling and the Self-Directed Education movement, Akilah S. Richards and guests discuss the fears and the fares (costs) of raising free black and brown children in a world that tends to diminish, dehumanize, and disappear them. And check out Richards’ TEDx Talk!
EmbraceRace was founded in early 2016 by two parents (one Black, the other multiracial Black/White) who set out to create the community and gather the resources they needed (need!) to meet the challenges they face raising children in a world where race matters.
Jelani Memory is an African American entrepreneur, thinker, and constant learner. He lives in Portland OR, with his wife and six kids. He still wants to be an artist when he grows up.
Yes, A Kids Book About Racism is really is a kids book about racism. Inside, you’ll find a clear description of what racism is, how it makes people feel when they experience it, and how to spot it when it happens. This is one conversation that’s never too early to start, and this book was written to be an introduction for kids on the topic.
Jelani and the team at A Kids Book About, produce beautiful books for kids ages 5+, tackling important conversations in an engaging format. With this cultural moment of grief, anger, and introspection about racism in America.
Check out Ratio’s interview with Jelani, here.
A social-emotional learning approach to consent education.
Introducing consent and body boundaries to kids and through a social-emotional lens, allows them to practice their consent skills when the stakes are low so that they’re prepared when the stakes are high. It allows them to develop consent as a value that supports kindness and respect, rather than as an intimidating legality that they better get right.
Sarah Casper is a former PsyD Candidate turned Acroyoga Practitioner and Consent Educator. I’m here to tell you that consent has nothing to do with sex. It has to do with relationships and communication.
Generation Citizen (GC) recognizes that young people are not participating in politics and is working to transform civics education so that young people are equipped and inspired to exercise their civic power. They envision a just, inclusive democracy that is responsive to all young people.
It took many federal acts to finally provide legal protection against discrimination. To pass the real estate exam, you must know what these acts are and who they protect. As a real estate agent, you must understand the federal fair housing laws and apply them in real-life practice.