FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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We get many questions from clients and participants of our workshops and other events. Here is a brief list of frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered here, please check out our upcoming offerings and don’t hesitate to reach out.

Anti-Racism Resources

What are your favorite picture books for young children on race and/or anti-racism?

Also important:

  • Books NOT explicitly about race or racialized stories, but featuring BIPOC protagonists.
  • Reading the books we have and naming differences as we read them to our kids
  • And next level: reading to our kids, and doing so with a racial equity lens, and naming that with our kids. For more on that, check out interactive workshop/webinar for white anti-racists.

What are your reading suggestions for parents/educators who want to delve deeper into anti-racism?

  • We’re not including Saad, Kindi, Wilkerson, Oluo, DiAngelo, Coates since they remain on the top of all the lists so you probably know those are good books to read!
  • If you have never read a book about race and US context, we recommend Ijeoma Oluo’s or Dolly Chugh’s books below as starters. They are excellent.

General Books:

On Anti-Racism and Youth:

Books we are excited to read, but haven’t yet:

Other media related to race and Jewishness specifically:

What do you mean when you talk about being on stolen land?

When we talk about stolen land we’re referring the transition of occupants and power from pre-1492 to today.

Since noticing differences is a normal part of who we are, are there other ways besides identifying bias to ensure that the differences aren’t prejudiced?

  • Harvard has developed a number of Implicit Associations Tests. Implicit bias is not always a determinant of behavior but it can interfere.
  • Psychologists believe proximity is an antidote to racial bias. Criminal justice lawyer Bryan Stevenson discusses this, among other strategies, in his TED Talk.
  • Understanding internalized dominance, as described in this article by Kel Kray from Everyday Feminism or this one from Sensoy and DiAngelo.

Our Website

Who designed your website?

Our website was created by Alison Rollman. For more information about her work or to get in touch, send her an email: arollman18 [at] gmail [dot] com

Why do you use image descriptions below the photos on your website?

Accessibility is important to us. Image descriptions can be helpful for people who use screen readers and who are Blind/low vision, or who otherwise can use support deciphering images. Helpful to us in the process of making image descriptions was this article by Alex Chen.

Where did you get the photos on your website?

We sourced our photos from Burst by Shopify. Imani also created this document which lists other sites that have photos of people often not represented in mainstream stock photos.


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