Equity & Inclusion

A Message From Our Executive Director, Lisa Van Deman

The recent brutal and senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery were horrifying and heartbreaking. The deep, systemic wounds of racism and injustice in our country have again resulted in violence and fear on a massive scale. We stand in solidarity with Black and Brown communities in the fight against racism and inequity.  We must work together to defend human dignity and actively promote kindness, equity, and inclusion in our work and in our lives.

The Kidzu staff has compiled valuable resources to help families talk about racial equity and inclusion at home! We will continually update these resources, so check back regularly. 

Educators have the critical role of not only teaching children about racial diversity, inclusivity, and how to endorse equity, but also creating curriculums and learning objectives that systemically affirm and promote diversity. Learning how to have constructive and respectful conversations requires self-reflection and educating oneself about best practices. Here are some resources that can help!

Teaching Tolerance: A List of Resources for Educators to Help Facilitate Conversations in the Classroom
Project READY: Free, Online Professional Development Modules for School Administrators
“Let’s Talk! Facilitating Critical Conversations with Students”
Sesame Workshop: Identity Matters Study
National Museum of African American History and Culture: Talking About Race with Students
Black Lives Matter at School
Resources for Education and Inclusivity in the Outdoor Industry

**These links are being provided for informational purposes, and do not constitute an endorsement by Kidzu Children’s Museum of any products, services, or opinions therein**

On behalf of the entire Kidzu team, we are listening. If you would like to give us feedback, tell us about the challenges you’ve faced as a parent/caregiver during these times, or simply share additional resources that could be helpful to other families, reach out to us by clicking here and sending us a direct message.