The Conscious Kidis creating Parenting and Education Resources through a Critical Race Lens
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Community Resources and Q&A
-Access to exclusive content that will focus on:
1. Building Racial Literacy
2. Developing Critical Consciousness
3. How to Talk to Kids About Race & Disrupt Racism
-Access to patron-only polls with the ability to submit and vote on 1-3 community questions that we will respond to each month
-And everything from the previous tier
About The Conscious Kid
Our goal with Patreon is to create a small, intimate community where we can get to know each other better, create space for in-depth, personal discussions, and respond to specific questions and concerns you have as you navigate intersections of race, equity, parenting, and education.
To share a little bit more about ourselves, we are an 501c3 education nonprofit that equips parents and educators with tools they can use to support racial identity development, critical literacy, and equitable practices in their homes and classrooms. We use critical race theory (which is intersectional) to navigate how issues of race impact young children and their identity development. Most of our work takes place off-line and is focused on critical media literacy research, teaching, advocacy, and increasing access to books that center marginalized groups.
Every person on our team is a parent of color. We are all navigating these issues right alongside you and bring our experiential knowledge and insight to the table, along with our educational and professional qualifications. We all hold graduate degrees and our directors include PhD candidates in Education, HBCU Professors, critical race researchers, and practitioners who each bring over a decade of experience to this work. Our work has been featured by Google, Nickelodeon, the Washington Post, Instagram, Forbes, Teaching Tolerance, People Magazine, School Library Journal, Parents, and NPR CodeSwitch.
Your tangible support goes a long way in making our work sustainable. It will allow us to:
-Create a precedent that values and compensates educators of color for our time, labor, and experiential knowledge
-Continue our work and presence on social media to share free resources, books, and information on a daily basis
-Support our partnerships and book donations to Title I schools across the country
-Engage in more original research. In 2019, we published our Research on Diversity in Children’s Literature journal article on Dr. Seuss. There are many other critical research projects we can’t wait to accomplish with your support
-Dedicate our time and energy to our work, rather than seeking and worrying about the resources needed to fund it
Thank you for joining us and being a part of this beautiful community. We appreciate your presence and can’t wait to connect on a deeper level in this space!
If you would like to support our work with a one-time contribution instead of becoming a monthly patron, you can do so here. Any and all support is invaluable to us.