Inclusivity

by | Aug 20, 2020 | Member Posts

America 2020

My whole life I’ve operated with the beliefs that everyone deserves the same respect, opportunities, and protections. It is through these beliefs that I, personally work tirelessly to provide authentic interactions, fabulous customer service and resources to everyone; irrespective of skin color, gender preferences, geographic location, level of education or life situation – everyone is treated THE SAME. This is how I was raised. It is infuriating to see and hear the current events that are happening and continuing to occur right here in the United States of America, as the Black community and members within are not being given basic HUMAN RIGHTS and protections right here at home in The United States of America. All of this is scary to see and forces me to identify WHAT CAN I DO!?

  •  Teach my children about diversity, respect, and acceptance of all people 

  • Vote

  • Sign petitions

  • Contact legislators and government officials to encourage change 

  • Donate to organizations that support equality, equity, and justice

  • Volunteer with organizations that support diverse communities

Resources:

Teach about diversity and promote acceptance of all people through reading and educating*:

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison

Dream Big Little One by Vashti Harrison

Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty

I am Enough by Grace (Gealey) Byers 

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

Skin Like Mine by Lastashia M. Perry

Black is Brown is Tan by Arnold Adoff

Look What Brown Can Do by T. Marie Harris

*Many thanks to Dr. April for her support in working to create a well-rounded list of child-appropriate books.

Register to vote: www.vote.gov 

Sign petitions on relevant and related topics: 

Reach out to legislators and government officials to encourage change:

www.usa.gov/elected-officials

Donate to organizations that support equality, equity, and justice:

American Civil Liberties Union www.ACLU.org

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund www.naacpldf.org 

Volunteer with organizations that support diverse communities*: 

  1. Collect and donate books 

  2. Collect and school supplies 

  3. Donate to local organizations that provide support for those suffering from food insecurity

  4. Reach out to PTA’s of local schools regarding opportunities for monetary donations (specifically those that may be underserved)

*Many thanks to Dr. April for her support in helping to brainstorm some feasible and helpful ideas to provide support within the community.

Stacey Band

Founder and Montessori Consultant, Home Day Hero

Stacey@homedayhero.com 

www.homedayhero.com