Talking about race with our kids is hard and necessary work. Building the Beloved Community, free of racism and oppression, happens every day through teachable moments at home, at the kitchen table, on the couch, in Zoom rooms and out in the neighborhood.  Our UU values and community are here to support you. 

Children naturally notice racial and cultural differences, social and economic disparities, and more. This curiosity gives us countless opportunities guide our children to see and understand the world truthfully, to answer questions with loving honesty, and to equip our children to speak up and speak out on behalf of themselves and others. Check out this collection of resources to help you and your children, in age-appropriate ways, to name the dynamics of oppression and explore how we can change them.

The 8th Unitarian Universalist Principle

Our Unitarian Universalist Principles are a rainbow of promises we make about how we will treat each other and live in the world. Many UUs want are calling for the adoption an 8th Principle asking us to commit to dismantling racism and other oppression in ourselves and our institutions. LEARN MORE HERE about the proposed 8th Principle, and how Foothills is working toward adopting it. 

Educational Videos for Older Kids and Adult

Systemic Racism Explained

"Is My Skin Brown Because I Drank Chocolate Milk?" A discussion on the importance of talking to children about race

Stories for Young Children

"One" by Kathryn Otoshi

"A Kids Book About Racism," by Jelani Memory

The Children's Diversity and Justice Library is a free community library providing books and programs featuring under represented identities and demonstrating diverse individuals, including children, who raise up justice in our world. Rooted in values of equity and compassion and hosted by the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church (TVUUC) in Knoxville, Tennessee, the CDJL empowers young people to celebrate diversity and seek justice in their lives and communities.

Collected Resources from the Unitarian Universalist Association on Race, Class, and Other Complexities

Select the image above to view a collection of resources from the UUA
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