Bearcats Building Bridges to Social Justice

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Discussing Racism, Injustice, Inequality, and Other Difficult Topics With Students

  • With anger, violence, misinformation, and an overall sense of uncertainty erupting at historic proportions, students of all ages are certain to be confused, frightened, angry, and questioning the status quo.  Parents, guardians, and caregivers may be at a loss of words on what to say to comfort their children, answer their questions, and help them understand.  Realistically, adults may and probably are experiencing all the same emotions as their children.

    We, as a school district, have the responsibility to help put events into perspective, provide truthful information, and create a sense of stability in troubling times like these.

    As a community, the Bedford City School District (along with the help and collaboration of other area school districts), has assembled a list of resources that can be used to talk to children and help them bring some sense of understanding to race, racism, violence, trauma, inequality, social justice, coping, resilience, and other difficult topics.

    Please note that this page is constantly being updated with new information, links, and resources as they become available.

    Statement from First Ring Collaborative Superintendents