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We all have an obligation to teach our children the value of honoring diversity and working to create equity in the communities in which we live. Oregon has a history of and reputation for systemic racism, especially anti-black racism.


We have an obligation to work to create a better future for our children. Here are some resources that you may find useful as you talk to your kids about racial justice:

This magazine published by the Clackamas County's Equity and Inclusion Office has a wonderful explanation of the importance of land acknowledgement, as well as a meticulously developed land acknowledgement for Clackamas County. This is a great starting point for learning about the indigenous peoples who first lived on this land, and who remain here still. 

In their own words, "Respond to Racism is a neighborhood effort to interrupt racism in Lake Oswego, Oregon. We hold monthly meetings to give concerned citizens the opportunity to come together and discuss how to respond to racism in all its forms—overt, institutional, and systemic."

Gladstone Schools hosts an excellent collection of resources for parents and educators looking for ways to address and dismantle racism.

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