We know many of you are devastated by the racially motivated shooting in a Buffalo supermarket that left 10 people dead. We are, too. Our love and support is with the people of Buffalo who grieve the loss of pillars of their community - parents, grandparents, people known for their kind and selfless acts.
Words can be difficult to come by when Black people are repeatedly targeted, and when BIPOC, Jewish and LGBTIA+ communities also face increasing violence. Answers, which may seem elusive, feel even more challenging when the questions come from our children. Just like us, they are frightened, sad and confused. As educators and parents, we want to help them make sense of the world - and ensure they are part of the solution.
We can start by giving our children tools so that they will not only recognize racism, but disrupt it. In this week's newsletter, we've provided resources to help guide your conversations with children about what they are seeing and experiencing.
We hope that as you find ways to care for your children, and that you also make time to care for yourselves.
We are thinking of you.
Sending you our love, friendship and support,
The All Our Kin Team