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Hamilton IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism) brings the Hamilton community together to support one another in raising kids who think critically about the wider world and issues of social justice. 

We've got plans for parent/caregiver enrichment, kid and family activities, and resources to help caring adults support their children's engagement with social justice issues. Our focus this year is on school-home connections so you can discover and support social studies concepts taught in the classroom.

Come see what IDEA is all about! Join our email list by completing this form.

Join us, along with Principal Blathras and Vice Principal Reyes, for our first meeting of the school year on Wednesday, October 27th, from 7-8 pm. The meeting will be virtual; RSVP to receive the meeting link by emailing [email protected]

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. 
For one parent’s honest approach to a child’s questions about race, view  “Is My Skin Brown Because I Drank Chocolate Milk?”, a Tedx talk by author, psychologist, and academic Beverly Daniel Tatum.
Last updated 20 October 2021