Talking to youth about racism and violence

In the wake of the trial of St. Anthony police office Jeronimo Yanez, it continues to be difficult for those of us in St. Paul and nationally who struggle with how to support each other and young people when community is hurting.

There have been requests for assistance in how to talk about race and violence.  

Here is a list of upcoming community coversations.

Monday, June 19th, 2017 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. Wellstone Center, 179 Robie Street East

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Parkway North

Educational Resources

Teaching Tolerance had created a page in 2014 in response to the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and others that include some thoughtful blog posts, curriculum and other resources. 

The Zinn Education Project released the following resource collection in August 2014 after the death of Michael Brown.  These resources are geared towards middle and high school students and ways they can be proactive in their own communities.

We have also included links with information that may be helpful to share with families.

 If you have additional resources that you find helpful and want to share with others, please email them to jwiedow@ywcaofstpaul.org to be included in the list of resources.