“No one is free while others are oppressed.” This quote has been on my mind lately as my children ask hard questions about the recent violent death of George Floyd. They want to know how racism in the U.S. relates to them, while my husband and I grapple more deeply with our own white privilege. We have had conversations about racial identity in our family before but this has brought it front and center. You may be experiencing similar realities or intense emotions. Or your family may have experienced some of the renewed anti-racism towards Asian Americans during the pandemic. Our community stands with you and with the Black community in the fight against racism. Below are some resources. Please reach out if we can provide additional support.
- Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race
- How White Parents Can Talk to their Kids About Race
- Anti-Racism Resources
- 31 Books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance
- Bystander Intervention Training to Stop Anti-Asian American Bias Webinar (Recorded)
- Asian Americans, racism, anti-racism in the COVID era (recorded)
- Shining a Light on API Mental Health during COVID 19 (recorded)
Family-friendly anti-racism education accounts to follow on Instagram:
SUMMER ADOPTION RESOURCES:
This summer, as we are challenged to find new ways of spending our time, there are several virtual adoption-related camps and activities being offered by The Park Adoption Community Center in Colorado. One advantage of the virtual world is that these high-quality programs are available despite our geography. There’s everything from virtual camps to cooking classes to 21+ hangouts to movie nights to teen events. You can find out more about the various programs by following these links:
BOARD TRANSITION THIS MONTH:
My six year tenure on the board comes to an end this June. We will be hosting a virtual meeting later this month to transition leadership and I hope you will consider being part of our board. Board members serve for two year terms and meet 3-4 times per year. We are entirely volunteer-based and we welcome your new ideas. Adult and young adult adoptees also welcome! If you are interested in learning more or getting involved, please contact us.