It is my responsibility to use this tiny platform to provide support for our camp family. It is also my responsibility to do absolutely everything in my power as a citizen of Los Angeles, as a mom, as a woman, as a business owner, as a youth development leader, and as a white person. I hope these resources find you safe. Thank you to our friends over at Brave Trails for compiling many of these resources.
Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup: https://www.prettygooddesign.org/blog/Blog%20Post%20Title%20One-5new4?fbclid=IwAR3R5UTFk8QkQ5oV86u4Y…
Jennifer Harvey's Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America. and her NPR interview from 5/31/20 https://www.npr.org/2020/05/31/866426170/raising-white-kids-author-on-how-white-parents-can-talk-about-race
For Staff and Directors:
Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not
These were just the readings that were on the top of my mind - PLEASE add to the list.
Read Timothy Snyder's On Tyranny https://www.timothysnyder.org/books/on-tyranny-tr
Read Ta-Nehisi Coates Between the World and Me https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/220290/between-the-world-and-me-by-ta-nehisi-coates/
Read Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780812984965 also his Q+A from June 1 https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/bryan-stevenson-on-the-frustration-behind-the-george-floyd-protests
Read Former President Obama's latest response https://medium.com/@BarackObama/how-to-make-this-moment-the-turning-point-for-real-change-9fa209806067
Join Brave Trail's Instagram Movement:
"Camp Brave Trails starting a #CampsForCamps movement to raise funds for Know Your Rights Camp, a camp dedicated to educating and bettering the lives of black and brown children. As camps, we have always been leaders in inclusion and creating safe spaces for kids. I know many of us are going through very hard times right now. If you can give or share, it would be a powerful message and gesture of support to our black campers, families, staff members, and colleagues."
Can you match our $100 donation to Know Your Rights Camp? Or donate any amount? If a donation is not possible, please share.
Donation Link: https://www.knowyourrightscamp.com/who-we-are