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Gwen’s Girls is growing, with powerful new programs and a new home in the works

Gwen’s Girls offers programs that empower girls, help with schoolwork and life skills, and create a place where they can be themselves.

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A new Gwen’s Girls initiative aims to reduce juvenile justice referrals in Allegheny County

Learn more about efforts by Gwen’s Girls to counter the extreme racial disparities in juvenile justice referrals and overcriminalization of Black youth in Allegheny County.


Learning Heroes’ updated anti-racism resource guide is perfect for families

This guide to anti-racism resources from Learning Heroes is full of age-appropriate support.

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Check out CLP’s Black History Month reading lists and events for the whole family

Check out CLP’s Black History Month reading lists and events.

PublicSource: Navigating the tension-filled world of motherhood in Pittsburgh’s Facebook groups

Leah Walker and Meg St-Esprit explore the issue of racial tension in online groups for Pittsburgh moms in this PublicSource story.

PNC Foundation partners with ‘Sesame Street’ to teach kids about racial justice

Kids notice differences in race as young as 6 months, and they start to form judgments based on race by the age of 3.

‘Raise Your Voice: The Stories of SHOUT’ promotes diversity and inclusion among Pittsburgh kids

“We all realized how big SHOUT can be, especially with the wild times that are going on right now.”

P.R.I.D.E. Program launches season 2 of ‘In My Skin’ podcast

“The podcast tells stories that are relatable from a parent perspective—as well as an educator perspective.”

How to create anti-racist virtual classrooms: Strategies for teachers and families

“We need to make sure that we are creating a space where we have courageous conversations with students so they can go back and apply it themselves.”

Dismantling discrimination: Bringing context, equity and truth to K-12 education

How do we build school cultures that are legitimately antiracist, where all learners are truly respected?

Books on race and racism, by age, recommended by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Not certain where to start or how to talk about race? These books will help.

Dr. Aisha White of the P.R.I.D.E. Program on talking to kids about racism

Let them know that this country does not always treat everybody fairly. Kids understand what fairness is.

Want to support Black Lives Matter? Here’s where to start in Pittsburgh.

Want to get more proactive about equality? We’ve gathered some terrific resources to get conversations started and ways to take action.

Personal essay: Fox Chapel senior Will Generett on racism and being Black

“We don’t teach white kids to talk about race at an early age. They have no clue how to approach it.

10 ways to use media to raise anti-racist kids

Movies, TV, and books can be powerful teaching tools when it comes to helping kids understand race, racism, and a history of racial oppression. 

These Black history movies tackle racism and launch insightful conversations

Films can help underline key messages like the importance of diversity and acceptance.

Gisele Fetterman on teaching kids about diversity in this Kidcast episode

How do you teach kids about diversity? Pennsylvania’s second lady has a few ideas.