The heartbeat of motherhood is universal; it crosses lines of color, creed, socioeconomics, politics. So as mothers, may we be the ones who lead hearts, our nation and the whole of humanity to actively close the racial divide by actively listening, supporting and loving our black moms and black community. It’s vital to be sharing voices of color in order to gain a deeper understanding that leads to harder conversations, stronger connections, and fervent action. Here’s a short list of some compiled resources:
- Many Hues, One Humanity: a 12-minute video that provides practical tips for parents on how to talk to their kids about race.
- Raising Compassionate Kids: a 7-minute video that provides parents with ideas to intentionally cultivate compassion and empathy in their family.
- How to be a Peacemaker in Times of Division: an honest and insightful podcast between a white mom and an African American mom about how to bridge gaps in understanding.
- What LIES Between Us: Fostering First Steps Toward Racial Healing Series: prerecorded and live courses June 16 – July 17 to help move all of us toward recovery.
- Video resources for talking to your kids about race.
- Just Mercy
- Fruitvale Station
- When They See Us
- Ten Things Every Racial Bridge-Builder Should Know: practical tips on how to help from just wanting it to actually practicing it.
- A Letter Every Mom Should Read: a Mom’s Letter to Her Black Sons
- How to Talk to Your Kids About Race
- Black Coffee With White Friends
- How to Be an Ally for Black Birth Justice
- Dear White Peacemakers
- Books families can read with their kids.
- I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
- The Third Option by Miles McPherson
- Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope by Jasmine Holmes
- Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison
- Crayons for every skin tone.
- Beyond Colorblind by Sarah Shin
- His Testimonies, My Heritage by Kristie Anyabwile