Social Justice Summer Curriculum for Children of Color

We, the Chicana M(other)work Collective, stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. In our collective, we identify as Afro-Xicana, Xicana, and Chicana-Indigena as a way to recognize the over 500 years of genocidal erasure and resistance. Through our work, we strive to make visible the experiences of Mothers of Color in our communities, institutions, and families. As Mothers of Color navigating and challenging state violence and racial injustice, we honor the voices and lived experiences and leadership of Black people as we work towards dismantling anti-Blackness in our communities while being accountable for our harms. We remain committed to the collective project of liberation.

We’ve compiled this 6-week Social Justice Summer Curriculum because we believe that teaching abolition and liberation begins at home. We invite you to share, exchange, and develop this curriculum in your own small learning circles with your children and other parents/caregivers in your community. Feel free to adapt it to fit the needs of your circles and feel free to send us any suggested edits or ideas you may have for the future. En comunidad se hace todo/we do all things in/with community.

Intention: To have our Children of Color learn about different forms of oppression and social justice and how they can create a more socially just world through art, activism, critical thinking in writing, thought, dialogue, and building relationships

Check out the curriculum guide here