|In Your Home|
||Know your roots and share your pride in your heritage with
||Celebrate holidays with extended family. Use
such opportunities to encourage storytelling and share personal experiences across
||Invite friends from backgrounds different from your own to
experience the joy of your traditions and customs.
||Be mindful of your language; avoid
stereotypical remarks and challenge those made by others.
||Speak out against jokes and slurs that target people or
groups. Silence sends a message that you are in agreement. It is not enough to refuse to
||Be knowledgeable; provide as much accurate
information as possible to reject harmful myths and stereotypes. Discuss as a family the
impact of prejudicial attitudes and behavior.
||Plan family outings to diverse neighborhoods in and around
your community and visit local museums, galleries and exhibits that celebrate art forms of
||Visit important landmarks in your area
associated with the struggle for human and civil rights such as museums, public libraries
and historical sites.
||Research your family tree and trace your family's involvement
in the struggle for civil and human rights or the immigration experience. Identify
personal heroes and positive role models
||Read and encourage your children to read
books that promote understanding of different cultures as well as those that are written
by authors of diverse backgrounds.