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Dismantling Racism: A Toolkit for Parents | TulsaKids Magazine


OSU-Tulsa faculty Quraysh Ali Lansana teamed up with TulsaKids Magazine for a series of discussions designed to help parents understand systemic racism and how to address it with their children.

Parents and community members were also invited to submit their own questions to be answered throughout the series. This series was made possible in partnership with TulsaKids Magazine, Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa and Tri City Collective. The series originally aired on OSU-Tulsa's Facebook page via Facebook Live. 

Session #1 Racism 101

Quraysh Ali Lansana, poet and OSU-Tulsa faculty, hosted the first session of the series with TulsaKids Magazine Editor, Betty Casey. In this session, Quraysh provides an overview of systemic racism, white privilege and anti-racism. He also fields questions from the community about racism-related topics. This conversation originally aired Aug. 4, 2020.

Session #2 Teens Talk About Racism

In the second session, Tulsa-area teens join Quraysh and Betty to share their experiences with being subjects of and witnessing racism. Coming from different schools and backgrounds, Alyx, Jose and Alden discuss how racism has impacted their lives and answer questions from community members. This conversation originally aired Aug. 11, 2020.

Session #3 A Racism Toolkit for Parents

For the final session of this three-part series, Quraysh and Betty answer some community questions and discuss resources in the Dismantling Racism Toolkit. Resources are available online and geared toward parents and educators. Resources include recommended reading, suggested videos and anti-bias activities. This conversation originally aired Aug. 18, 2020.

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