2020-2021 Topic: Confronting Racism
Your kids are about to embark on a year defined by our changing America, and Baruch has committed to developing an Anti-Racist lens for the curriculum. This year, you have an opportunity to engage in the kinds of conversations that your kids will be having — with your fellow Baruchian parents.
The goal is to examine this urgent topic in order to gain personal insight about our own explicit and implicit beliefs and values, so we can better confront racism. Our hope is to bring parents together to meet and connect in a social space focused on this deeply important work. Over the course of the year, we’ll take on different kinds of texts or sources: podcasts, poetry, literature, news, comedy, or music.
December 7th (6pm-7pm)
We will be viewing a series of short videos to discuss — links to come after Thanksgiving.
January 25th (6pm-7pm)
We will be discussing the book Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and You — A Remix by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.
This book is intended for YA audiences and is a quick, invigorating read — a fascinating (and very engaging) look at American history and racism. The audio book is also excellent and could be a great car ride, at 4:00 in length.
There will be an opportunity to discuss this book WITH YOUR STUDENT, as teachers and students will have the opportunity to read as well (details to come). Get a head start and begin now — same for your child!
List and dates to follow