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, October 24th in the Hamilton Library. We will explore resources that share two Native authors’ perspectives on Thanksgiving and look through samples of Native literature for children. Resource sharing is from 6-7:10. Our “business” meeting is from 7:15-8. All are welcome for one or both segments. See the agenda for more details.

Childcare for 10/24:

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.

Field Trip:

We are pleased to announce our first IDEA family field trip for the year: On Saturday, November 3 at 2:00, we will meet at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre to see “The Wong Kids In the Secret of the Space Chupacabra, Go!” Tickets are $10, and we will purchase the tickets as a group. If you are interested in attending with your kids, please RSVP to by Friday, October 19th.

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

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IDEA 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.