In light of the ongoing protests, sparked by the most recent murder of Minneapolis resident George Floyd under Police custody, your children might have quite a few questions, and real concerns. To assist you with navigating the important facts and history behind the #BlackLivesMatter movement, as well as what you and your family can do RIGHT NOW to help things change, we’ve collected a few kid-centric resources below as well as advice for how to get involved.

Additional Resources:

24 Books With Black Protagonists by Black Authors All Kids Should Read – tinkergarten.com

5 Tips For Protesting With Your Kids – parents.com

5 Ways for Kids & Families to Peacefully Protest from Home – today.com

Bringing Children to a Protest: What Parents Need to Know – moms.com

All of these suggestions are fine, however considering that Covid-19 is still a concern, there are plenty of ways to support from home in addition to the above resources. You can call your Councilperson, Senator, and/or Assemblyperson to voice your concerns or show support for fundamental changes that need to be made from educational funding to legal rights, The Black Lives Matter Movement is about ending systematic racism which means long term changes will need to be made.

You can also donate to a cause – many GoFundMe pages have been created to support getting petitions drafted, or raising money for victims. Be sure to do your research on the page and who is running it, you want to be certain your values align with the fund owner.

Stay Safe. Stay Vigilant.

Shaneeka Wilson
Author: Shaneeka Wilson

Mom to an adult trapped in a tween's body (HELP!). Passionate about Education, Community Involvement, and Good Coffee. Co-creator of Uptown Birdies.