Movies & Podcast Resources
DASD's Dept of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion have provided the below resources to help support cultural equity discussions at home and in the classroom. We have also included links to additional resources listed below. We encourage adult involvment in book selection to ensure their appropriateness for your family.
Know your reader: Some titles may include mature content. Parents, caregivers and educators are encouraged to discuss these experiences with their children.
- How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism
- Talking to Kids About Race
- Talking to Kids about Discrimination
- Teaching and Learning about Race and Racism with Young Children and Their Families
- Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Free Webinars - Teaching Tolerance
The ability to find and evaluate resources for learning is a necessary skill for lifelong learning and effective work in many fields. Downingtown Area School District is a place where every student is encouraged to achieve to her or his highest potential and will maximize their differences to achieve excellence. DASD will continue its mission and commitment to educational equity and ensuring that the learning and working environment in the DASD is welcoming, accessible and affirming of all identities and lived experiences. We hope you use this information in your personal discovery to find answers to questions on your own. This is truly an effective strategy for learning.
- The Path to Ending Systemic Racism in the US: Panel Discussion in June 2020
- We Need to Talk About an Injustice: Bryan Stevenson
- Racism Has a Cost for Everyone: Heather C. McGhee
- How to Deconstruct Racism, One Headline at a Time: Baratunde Thurston
- Dismantling White Supremacy in Education
- The difference between being “not racist” and antiracist