I’ve been thinking about the intersection of science and equity lately, especially as we look to technology to solve more and more of our problems. One thing we can work on is making sure that we view science and tech as a field where people of all backgrounds and skin colors belong and can excel. Here are few fun non-fiction books that highlight diversity in STEM.
Kids & Race Director Jasen Frelot was recently featured on Religica’s Seeking Wisdom series! Watch Jasen discuss childhood, how children “lose their play”, and bridging differences.
In high-poverty areas, a lack of resources can make accessing sports very difficult. While coaching children’s sports can be very rewarding, it’s also a large time commitment. In communities where parents are struggling to make rent every month, volunteering to coach soccer or little league might not be feasible.
Mutanda Kwesele hopes to change all that. As the founder and director of non-profit The Rising Point, Kwesele aims to bring high-quality soccer coaching to marginalized communities.
Many families who attend our Kids & Race workshops come away inspired to make changes in their community but are unsure what steps to take. Personal reflection, talking with friends and family about racial issues, attending protests, and writing to representatives are all great ways to make positive contributions toward racial equity. But one of the biggest areas where we can have an impact is in our public schools.
“Woke” is a term that originated in African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) which means something akin to being socially conscious. “Woke” can be traced back to the early sixties but became popular after Erykah Baduh’s song “Master Teacher” came out in 2008, in which she sings, “I stay woke.”