Sometimes we need help talking to school administrators and other leaders about the value of arts education. Create CA offers a few resources here, including a short video to share to help you advocate for what you do.
- 13th (documentary)
- Scaffolding anti-racism resources (resource doc)
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (book)
- Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad (book)
- The History of the Police (PDF)
- A Guide to Allyship (resource doc)
- Politically Reactive with W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu #53: What did we learn? With Alicia Garza and Wyatt Cenac (podcast episode)
- Reading List: Is This Moment Radicalizing You? (twitter thread)
- The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun (book excerpt)
- Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup (resource page)
- We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Dr. Bettina L. Love (book)
- bell hooks Teaching Trilogy: Teaching to Transgress, Teaching Critical Thinking, Teaching Community by bell hooks (books)
- What if All the Kids Are White: Anti-Bias Multicultural Education with Young Children and Families by Louise Derman Sparks and Patricia G. Ramsey (book)
- Killing Rage by bell hooks (book)
- Raising Free People: Fare of the Free Child with Akilah S. Richards (podcast)
- Teaching Tolerance: Race & Ethnicity (website)
- Embrace Race (website)
- Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham (children’s book)
- Woke Kindergarten by akiea “ki” gross (online resource for adults and kids)
- 31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism, and Resistance
- Family-Care, Community-Care and Self-Care Tool Kit: Healing in the Face of Cultural Trauma by the Community Healing Network and The Association of Black Psychologists, Inc.
- Community Healing Network (building the movement for emotional emancipation across the African Diaspora)
- The Wellness of We (daily recorded practices in joy, wellness, and love led by black people)
- 44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country
- Ourselves Black (includes articles on black parenting)
In celebration of Bay Area Dance Week 2020, Luna Dance Institute faculty, Cherie Hill, Aiano Nakagawa, and Patricia Reedy share inquiry projects in a recorded podcast. The Dance Teaching Artists explain the organization’s inquiry-based approach, and share recent projects, taking a deeper look into self-derived questions from practice. Topics include child-centric instruction, and researching and defining organizational culture.
Teaching artists, dance educators, and dance leaders are sharing so many tools to help us stay connected and creative right now. On this page you can find some produced by Luna, our alumni, and our community partners and teachers. This list is not exhaustive! We know you may be bombarded with so much through email and social media, and so we are curating this collection with our Luna dance educator community in mind. However, if you’d like to share a resource that is helping you, please share by emailing Jochelle, email@example.com. We’ll be updating each day.
Advocating for dance can just take a minute – it doesn’t always have to be a big action, and it certainly doesn’t need to feel intimidating.