Hamilton IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) brings the Hamilton community together to support one another in raising kids who think critically about the wider world and issues of social justice. For 2018-19, our focus is on helping families discuss race and racism with their children in age-appropriate ways.

Next Meeting:

We hope you can join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, December 12th in the Hamilton Library. Resource sharing is from 6-7:10. Our “business” meeting is from 7:15-8. All are welcome for one or both segments.

Childcare for 12/12:

We will again have childcare (with pizza!) available in room 110, courtesy of middle-school Hamilton students. Please email and let us know if you will be bringing your kids so we can arrange for the appropriate number of babysitters and enough food.

Come see what IDEA is all about, and help us shape Hamilton’s newest parent group!

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IDEA Resources

“The worst conversation adults can have with kids about race is no conversation at all,” says author Jemar Tisby. Watch this short animated video from The Atlantic to learn why.

Check out this list of recommended Native children’s literature.

Click here for brief essays by Native authors on their perspectives on Columbus Day and Thanksgiving.

The American Indian Center, based in Chicago, is a leading American Indian cultural and community resource. Explore their site for events and resources.

– The Code Switch: School Daze podcast episode explores the complexities of talking about race in a school setting and the importance of establishing norms to help guide fruitful conversations. Listen to it here.