A follow up to our message from June 16

Earlier this month, CYPT Steering Committee released a statement in response to the anti-Black racism movement unfolding in our community, country and world. In follow-up, almost 50 CYPT members came together on June 23rd to discuss their experience with the movement and where, as a collective, we go from here.  The words pictured below indicate a mix of emotions for members, and the conversation highlighted several opportunities for action. As we work on next steps, for those seeking tools in the short term please consider the following resources:

  • Kike Ojo-Thompson’s series with Wellbeing Waterloo Region, Challenging Systemic Barriers: The Equity Lens.  A 3-part video series with discussion guide.  This can be used with your staff teams, community connections, or family & friends.
  • Parenting Now – A list of resources for talking to children about racism.