Anselmian Network for Racial Justice Events

  • Black Lives Matter MicroLecture Series - Thursday, August 13, 2020

    Professor Tauna Sisco from the Sociology and Social Work Department leads you in a multi-part series that explores social movements and an important current social movement, Black Lives Matter.

    Introduction to MicroLecture Series


    Social Movements


    Black Lives Matter


    Introduction for Visual Case Study - BLM


    Visual Case Study


  • Talking with our Children about Racism and Social Justice - Thursday, August 27, 2020

    Community Conversations: Talking with our Children about Racism and Social Justice

    This webinar was not recorded, but below are the resources shared and discussed in the first installment of Community Conversations.

    Webinar: Talking to Children Authentically about Race and Racism


    Resources: Children's Books and Guided Discussions on Racial and Social Justice 

    Below is a brief list of children’s books that can be used to engage children in concepts of racism and social justice. We selected these because they have guides for prompting discussions and getting children to think about and work through these concepts.

    Download the Resources


    Books to Help Build Inclusive Classrooms by the Conscious Kid

    “A curated list of teacher-facing materials and evaluation criteria to affirm and reflect students’ identities and to help facilitate important conversations about equity, racism, and belonging”


    The Prindle Institute for Ethics – Teaching Children Philosophy

    “On this site you will find all the materials you’ll need to engage young minds with philosophy and ethics.” In particular, the following are related to race and social justice:

    Abeula book cover

    Abuela by Arthur Dorros (immigration):

    View Abuela

    Sosu's Call book cover

    Sosu’s Call by Meshack Asare (fairness, prejudice, social/individual responsibility):

    View Sosu's Call


    The Last Stop book cover

    Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena (diversity, inequity, accommodating difference): 

    View Last Stop on Market Street

    Ugly Duckling book cover

    The Ugly Duckling by Jerry Pinkney (difference):

    View The Ugly Duckling


    Let's Talk About Race book cover

    Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester (race, equality):

    View Let's Talk About Race

    Sneetches book cover

    The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss (difference, prejudice):

    View The Sneetches


    The Name Jar book cover

    The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi (race, diversity):

    View The Name Jar


    My Dream book cover

    My Dream of Martin Luther King by Faith Ringgold (freedom, equality, race):

    View My Dream of Martin Luther King