Anti-Racist Take Home Resources
1st Principle: We believe that each and every person is important.
2nd Principle: We believe that all people should be treated fairly and kindly.
6th Principle: We believe in working for a peaceful, fair, and free world
In keeping with our September intention, renewal, let us commit to dismantling racism in ourselves and our community. As Unitarians, we commit every day to listen, use our voice, and make sure that those around us are being treated with kindness. Included are diverse stories, informative videos, app games, calming meditations for difficult conversations and thought provoking activities.
Below are some helpful tips and starting points to create meaningful discussion in your family.
Use explicit, proactive language around race.
Talk about diversity in the same way you would talk about safety.
Encourage multidimensional views of people.
Take time to address your child’s questions or comments.
If your child makes a negative racial comment, ask about it.
Seek out diversity in media.
Balance with messages of hope.
Be prepared to talk about what your child sees and hears.
*tips are directly taken from Tips for Talking with Kids About Race.pdf.
Meditations/ Rooted Practices
Renewing our commitment to anti-racism means some anxious and tense times. It’s inevitable given the heartbreak and difficulty we face when we do this hard work. This mindfulness exercise teaches children how to calm themselves whenever they are anxious and need to pause during hard conversations or to discuss hard things.
I invite you to move into our meditation position.
Sit comfortably in your chair or on the floor.
Put your hands on your lap or on your knees.
Sit up nice and tall.
Focus your eyes in front of you.
Find your breath moving in your body by taking in one breath through your nose and then slowly breathing it out through your mouth.
Meditation Suggested Script:
Shark Fin excerpt:
“...Place the side of your hand on your forehead, with your palm facing out to the side.
Close your eyes.
Slide your hand down your face, in front of your nose.
Say “shhh” as you slide your hand down your face...”
Stillness Meditation Song:
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