Woke Kindergarten: Run by a Black non-binary educator, Ki and is AMAZING,
Something Happened in our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice.(This one is awesome)
Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness
Join Wee The People, the Philly Children’s Movement and MassArt’s Center for Art and Community Partnerships for Wee Chalk the Walk, a Family Day of Action in direct response to the impact of COVID19 on Black and Brown lives, the ongoing profiling and harassment of people of color, and the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.
For health and safety, this Day of Action will happen on our own blocks, with kid-friendly, home-based activities that will open up critical opportunities for parents and caregivers to talk with kids about racial injustice and the choice we can make to speak out.
Suggested activities include:
SIDEWALK CHALK ART: Talk with kids and neighbors and create some bold, artful messaging for everyone who walks by. What do you want them to know and do right now? What kind of change do you want to see in the world?
SIGN-MAKING: Invite children and neighbors to make signs and post them for the community to see.
TOY PROTEST: Make mini-protest signs with tape and small pieces of paper. Grab your stuffies, action figures, and dolls and give them their own voice about what needs to change.
CANDLES: Light a candle (or several) for the Black and Brown lives impacted and lost to the pandemic, to racism, and to White supremacist ideology.
PLAYLIST PROTEST: Make/share a playlist of protest songs in honor of Black and Brown lives. Send us a Youtube video of the protest song that most speaks to this moment and Wee will post it! Wee will also be posting/sharing our own faves throughout the day.
SAY THEIR NAMES: Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd — each one of them belonged to their own loved ones, their own families, their own communities. Design their names in chalk, in a notebook, on a T-shirt, with a paintbrush. Let the world know that their lives mattered.