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Showing Solidarity and Being an Ally

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

Sometimes, it may feel like you can't do anything to help when tensions are high in terms with race relations, but today, it is more important than ever to be an ally and to stand in solidarity with friends and the community. It is never too young to try to make the world a better place. Some of the things I'm going to share will not work as well in a home setting where you are likely to be less diverse of a group, but they are adaptable with a little creativity. *I have also included some Pride allyship links as June is Pride month. There are many resources online that can help us navigate the space of being an ally, and I would argue that they all can be altered to fit your specific plans, no matter what marginalized group you want to focus on at the moment.

Be sure to browse and let me know if you have ideas on how to show solidarity and be an ally to community members!

Brown Eye/Blue Eye Classroom Social Experiment PDF:

http://the-classroom.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Blue-eye-Brown-eye-activity2.pdf


Teaching Solidarity:

https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/spring-2019/teaching-in-solidarity


Childrens books that help motivate young activists:

https://mashable.com/2015/04/02/childrens-books-social-good/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link



A just for fun solidarity bunting craft:

https://craftivist-collective.com/solidarity-bunting-craftivism-for-kids


Read this article about being an ally and teaching allyship to children:

https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/1139594/white-families-teach-kids-to-be-allies/


How can you raise kids to be an ally:

https://mom.com/kids/how-to-raise-your-kids-to-be-allies-to-their-lgbtq-peers


5 Ways to Promote being Allies:

https://www.hrc.org/blog/top-five-ways-to-promote-ally-behavior-in-students


Anti-Defamation League Coloring Pages PDF:

https://sandiego.adl.org/files/2020/04/ADL-FHFH-Coloring-Book.pdf

Learning about the Black Lives Matter Movement can help young people learn about empathy - there are also ways that you can show your solidarity:


Ways to support Black Lives Matter - tips like march, donate, etc:

https://www.timeout.com/things-to-do/how-to-support-black-lives-matter


Teaching Black Lives Matter - Resources by neaedJustice:

https://neaedjustice.org/black-lives-matter-school-resources/


How to tell kids about the Black Lives Matter movement - vocab and explanations PDF:

http://weac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/kid-friendly-language.pdf


As always, use the hashtag #LearningFunWithLaura if you have something you think I should include in any of my posts or any time you post on social media so I an be sure to see what you've done.


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