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You, Me, We!: Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Grounded in research about identity, bias and empathy, You, Me, We supports adults with resources and tools to more deeply connect with children in their lives, share stories of identity, and explore issues of bias, empathy, and fairness.

Glossary of Terms

Words are important, especially when talking about identity, equity, and justice. They can be complicated, too. The terms we use and how we understand them impact people in real ways. The following terms are defined within You, Me, We to support caregivers as they navigate conversations with children and one another. If you encounter unfamiliar language, stay curious, and be open to new information as you build communication skills.

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Conversation Starters

Sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin conversations about bias, bullying, belonging, discrimination, or fairness. Emotions and our own personal bias can get in the way. The conversation prompts within You, Me, We are intended to support adults to start dialogues with children and others.

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Additional Resources


EmbraceRace was founded in early 2016 by two parents who set out to create the community and gather the resources they needed to meet the challenges faced by those raising children in a world where race matters.

Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we’ve seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York. Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.

Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we’re wrong about that? “Wrongologist” Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.

by Britt Hawthorne, Natasha Yglesias (Editor)
An interactive guide for strategically incorporating the tools of inclusivity into everyday life and parenting. Hawthorne and Yglesias break down antiracist parenting into four comprehensive sections to help adults and kids find common ground in becoming anti-biased and antiracist (ABAR) human beings.

We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people. It is our mission to put more books featuring diverse characters in the hands of all children.

Tips for expanding allyship to those a part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Database with website specific links to articles and resources to explore various topics regarding LGBTQIA+ issues and communities.

Database available with specific social justice topics that are seperated by grade level and format.

In Person Support & Action:

Somerville’s leading immigrant organization, The Welcome Project builds the collective power of immigrants to participate in and shape community decisions.

City Life/Vida Urbana is a 48 year old bilingual community organization whose mission is to fight for racial, social and economic justice and gender equality by building working class power through direct action, coalition building, education and advocacy. In organizing poor and working class people of diverse race and nationalities, they promote individual empowerment, develop community leaders, and are building a movement to effect systemic change and transform society.

MassEquality is the leading statewide grassroots advocacy organization working to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive from cradle to grave without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Helping youth across Boston find and share their voice through storytelling.