Participate in the 5th Annual National Day of Racial Healing (On Demand)

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Program Type:

Educational, Virtual

Age Group:

Adults , Seniors

Program Description


"Healing is a tool, and it’s an experience that helps us see one another’s humanity fully. It allows us to build authentic, trusting relationships, which are absolutely necessary for us to make the changes we want to see in this country."

—La June Montgomery Tabron, President and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Join our libraries, and others across the country to participate in the 5th Annual National Day of Racial Healing. Sign up to watch the streaming national event at  hosted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and explore the resources below for more opportunities. 


For Adults 

- NPR 1A Podcasts ( -

“Acknowledging Racism is a Good Start, But It’s Only the First Step”

“How to Talk About Race with Kids”

“What Can I Do to Stop Hate Groups?”

- TED Talks ( - 

“How We Can Make Racism a Solvable Problem” – Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff

“It Takes a Community to Eradicate Hate” – Wale Elegbede

“How We Can Start to Heal the Pain of Racial Division” – Ruby Sales

“How to Resolve Racially Stressful Situations” – Howard C. Stevenson

“How Racial Bias Works—and How to Disrupt It” – Jennifer L. Eberhardt

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“There’s a Right Way to Talk About Racism with Kids—and Most White Parents in the U.S. Aren’t Doing It” – David Chae, Leoandra Onnie Rogers, and Tiffany Yip

USC Rossier School of Education 

“SPEAK UP: Opening a Dialogue with Youth about Racism”



For Kids

 - YouTube ( - 

“Coming Together – Standing Up to Racism” Parts 1 and 2 – Collaboration between Sesame Street and CNN

“Coming Together – Standing Up to Racism” Part 1

“Coming Together – Standing Up to Racism” Part 2

 - Children’s Books on Diversity and Addressing Racism – available from Sarasota County Public Libraries - 

“It’s Okay to be Different” – Todd Parr

“The Colors of Us” – Karen Katz

“The Skin You Live In” – Michael Tyler

“Families, Families, Families” – Suzanne Lang

“This Is How We Do It” – Matt Lamothe

“The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family” – Ibtihaj Muhammad * Also available as an ebook

 “We’re Different, We’re the Same” – Bobbi Kates * Also available as an ebook

“We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga” – Traci Sorrell *Also available as an ebook

“Sulwe” – Lupita Nyong’o *Also available as an ebook

“The Youngest Marcher” – Cynthia Levinson

“Intersection Allies” – Chelsea Johnson

“Separate is Never Equal” – Duncan Tonatiuh

“Last Stop on Market Street” – Matt de la Pena

“Each Kindness” – Jacqueline Woodson

“Baby Goes to Market” – Atinuke

“Something Happened in Our Town” by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins and Ann Hazard

“The Surrender Tree” – Margarita Engle

“Friends from the Other Side – Amigos del otro lado” – story by Gloria Azaldua; pictures by Consuelo Mendez

“That’s Not Fair! Emma Tenayuca’s struggle for justice - ¡No Es Justo! La lucha de Emma Tenayuca por la justica” – Carmen Tafolla and Sharyll Teneyuca, illustrated by Terry Ybáñez

“Where Are You From”  - Yamile Saied Ménez; illustrated by Jaime Kim.

Dreamers – Yuyi Morales * Also available as an ebook


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