Integrated Schools mobilizes, educates and supports parents to desegregate their children and integrate their families, with a focus on the decisions we make about where to enroll our children and how we show up in those school communities. Becoming an integrating parent is not a finite process, but an ongoing practice that draws on:
- an understanding of race and racism and the systemic biases that have contributed to and perpetuate segregation of our schools;
- a willingness to examine and dismantle our own racist assumptions, beliefs, and cultural scripts; and
- the humility to listen and follow people of color – scholars and thought-leaders, but also parents of color in our schools and communities.
Recognizing that each of us comes to this work with different levels of knowledge and experience, we’ve organized these resources into three main categories: Getting Started, New to School Integration, How We Show Up.
Our podcast has many conversations about these topics, and we have an Awkward Conversations Guide designed to help you engage in the schools conversation in ways that ultimately transform the toxic schools narrative, one playground encounter at a time.
Plus, we've included a list with all of our book club books.