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Student Toolkit - #RacismENDSWithUs
At HCACP we believe that schools should be places for the practice of fairness, for the building of understanding, and for the active engagement of all in creating pathways to freedom and justice for all people.
It is our hope that the various articles, websites, readings and podcasts will create opportunities to explore and grapple with the past and present status of racism, so everyone in our community is treated as equal to, and not secondary to, the lives of others. Let us start the conversation because #RacismENDSwithUs.
HCACP in Conversation
Express yourself. Email Ms Adewale (firstname.lastname@example.org) your thoughts, feelings, reactions, suggestions, ideas about racism and how we will tackle it moving forward. Using #RacsimENDSWithUs, we encourage you to express yourself in a format of your choice; photo with caption, poem, art, letter, voice recording review of article or book or any other format. This project is on-going and each week we will be sharing our thoughts in the weekly assembly.
HCACP Student Book Club. This takes place with Ms Mitchell and looks at different books relating to #RacismENDSWithUs. Click here to find out the current book we are reading. Simply email Ms Mitchell on email@example.com if you are interested in joining.
Knowledge is Power
HCACP Knowledge Lecture Series - 'Understanding Race, Challenging Racism'. A five-week course, starting Friday 19th June, looking at race and racism in society. 3-3.45pm, on MS Teams. An email link will be sent out before the lecture. Click on the link to join.
Educating yourself - history links
- When the Moors Ruled in Europe - An eye-opening Youtube documentary highlighting the Moors’ architecture and intellectual accomplishments in Spain, which have been systematically written out of history since the 1500s.
- The African Discovery of America: Black Before Columbus Came – YouTube film
- The Scramble for Africa – YouTube film
- Slavery is still misunderstood – article in The Guardian
- Mahatma Gandhi – pdf presentation
Podcasts. These both examine race in society:
- You’re Dead to Me – BBC history podcast "for people who don’t like history… and those who do".
- BBC - Black & British: A Forgotten Story
- Living with Empire – BBC podcast series
Educational videos explaining key issues
Akala gives address at Oxford Union (YouTube)
The danger of a single story - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Ted Talk)
The Museum of British Colonialism - a joint uk/Kenyan initiative founded to creatively communicate a more truthful account of British colonialism. Find out more.
Key Stage 3
Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman
Diver’s Daughter: A Tudor Story – Patrice Lawrence
Young Gifted and Black – Andrea Pippins
Key Stage 4
I Know Why The Caged Birds Sing – Maya Angelou (14+). The first of seven autobiographies of the writer Maya Angelou, describing how her love of literature and personal strength helped her face racism throughout childhood and early adolescence
The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas: (14+). Inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement this story follows Starr Carter and we follow her journey as she tries to speak up for the tragic death of her childhood friend, Khalil.
The Vanishing HALF – Brit Bennet
The Hate You Give – Angie Thomas
Brit-Ish – Afua Hirsh
Loud Black Girls – E. Uviebinene and Y Adegoke
Key Stage 5
Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000 - Adam Fairclough
How to be an Anti-Racist – Ibram X. Kendi
I Can't Breathe: The Killing that Started a Movement – Matt Taibi
Another Country – James Baldwin
Films and documentaries
- Hidden Figures (PG). Based on the true story of three mathematicians in the 1960s — Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson. This film portrays how these three women overcame race and gender obstacles and become key members of NASA.
- Ali (15). A biography of Muhammad Ali following his heavyweight boxing career, conversion to Islam and criticism of the Vietnam War during a time of social and political upheaval following the assassinations of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.
- King in the Wilderness (12A). A HBO produced biography on the last 18 months of Martin Luther King’s life. Very current, especially with the discussions of non-violence and the current discourse surrounding how to protest.
- Chris Rock’s Good Hair (PG-13). A documentary film focusing on the issue of how African-American women have perceived their hair and historically styled it, exploring the current styling industry for black women, images of what is considered as acceptable or desirable, and their relation to African-American culture.
- Becoming: Michelle Obama (PG) – Netflix
- Noughts and Crosses (12) – BBC iPlayer
- Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea (15) – Netflix
- The Hate U Give – Amazon Prime
- The Rachel Divide (12) – Netflix
Should you need emotional support during this period then please reach out to a member of staff that you trust or feel comfortable speaking too, or If you wish to access the support of the Academy Welfare Manager and her team then please email SmallN@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk
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