Black Lives Matter: Speaking up for Racial Justice

We join with people everywhere in anger, sadness, and other emotions in response to the shocking deaths of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and many other Black men and women that have accelerated the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

As we've all seen in recent weeks, thousands of people have joined the protests in cities across the world. In a time when many people rightly demand to be heard, it’s critical that others of us make time to listen and learn more deeply.

There are some great resources for exploring the issues raised by the Black Lives Matter protests – especially if you’re looking to help your children understand the racial context for these unique and challenging times.

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture has a new online portal, Talking About Race.

The Cultural Competence Learning Institute (CCLI)—a partnership between ASTC, the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, the Association of Children's Museums, and the Garibay Group—recently offered this webinar, Reopening with Equity in Mind.

The Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa is offering free resources for families about racism, trauma, violence, and the historic context of activism as the George Floyd protests sweep the country.

Our client, the DuSable Museum of African American History, has a fascinating new interactive and virtual reality experience that’s worth a visit once the museum reopens.

The exhibition, The March:  A Groundbreaking VR Experience, features a virtual reality recreation of the 1963 March on Washington and includes Dr. Martin Luther King’s iconic “I Have A Dream” speech to be experienced in a new way. 

 The March is on through November, but the DuSable is closed at this writing. However, you can sign up to be notified when they reopen – that’s available here.

Photo Credit: Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash.


Black Lives Matter: Speaking up for Racial Justice