Social Justice: Civil Rights & Anti-Racism

Intro to Social Justice: Civil Rights and Anti-Racism

When George Floyd was murdered in May 2020, it kicked off what many think of as the “new Civil Rights movement” as more people joined the fight against racism. In this section, we’ll look at what racism is, check out the original Civil Rights Movement, and see how and why Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) are still fighting for equity.

What is Racism?

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Activities:

  • Create your own poster, drawing, presentation or video explaining racism.
  • Reflect on what you have just read and/or watched. Write down 2-3 important or new things you have learned about racism.

Introduction to the US Civil Rights Movement

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Activity:

Research one of the key figures in the Civil Rights Movement. Write a paragraph, draw a picture, do a presentation or make a short video saying what they contributed to the  movement.

Reflect:

Reflect on what you have just read and/or watched. Write down 2-3 important or new things you have learned.

Segregation: Then and Now

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Activities:

  • Imagine you’re the first Black, Indigenous, Asian or Latino child in a school. Write a paragraph about your experience.
  • Reflect on what you have just read and/or watched. Write down 2-3 important or new things you have learned about segregation.

Police Violence

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Reflect:

Reflect on what you have just read and/or watched. Write down 2-3 important or new things you have learned about police violence.

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