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Empathy Alphabet - The ABC's of Social Change

We created the Empathy Alphabet as a tool designed to teach sociocultural vocabulary to young people.  The alphabet also provides a foundation for the topics and themes we address in our curriculum and programming. Each of the 26 letters corresponds with a different word, and together they provide building blocks for language and concepts associated with social emotional development.

Videos of Activist Talks that Inspire Us

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's talk on The Danger of a Single Story offers a beautiful explanation of why it's so important to make sure stories of all people of color are written and shared.

Nadine Burke Harris breaks down the impact of trauma on young people throughout their lives giving context for why trauma-informed work is so vital.

Katerina Gregos and Sarah Corbett explain why art of all media and purpose is so important in our lives, and how we can use art making and creative collaboration as powerful tools for for social change. 

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:  The Danger of a Single Story

Nadine Burke Harris: How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

Katerina Gregos:  Why Art is Important

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Sarah Corbett:  Activism Needs Introverts

Links to Online Resources

We've compiled a list of online resources for recommended reading, book lists, podcasts, blogs, etc. that we think might be helpful for parents, educators, mental health professionals, and community workers working with young people.

Diverse Children's Books

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Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup

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Talking Race with Young Children

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How to talk to kids about racism: An age-by-age guide

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All Your Questions About Gender-Neutral Pronouns Answered

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Intent vs. Impact: Why Your Intentions Don’t Really Matter

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A Beginner's Guide to Being an Ally to Trans People

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10 Things You’re Actually Saying When You Ignore Someone’s Gender Pronouns

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Intersectionality - What Does it Really Mean?  An Animated Video

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Systemic Racism Explained: An Animated Video for Young Children

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16 Thought-Provoking Social Justice Blogs On Tumblr for Adults and Young Adults

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For resources on "talking to kids about race and racism" click here
To learn about antiracism through storytelling click here
To learn about antiracism through art click here
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