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The “Active Audience Guide,” which is intended to be used with “A Kids Play About Racism,” starts with a vision statement of sorts.

You can read it below.

“We are in a time when adults are using words that have a lot of weight and intense meaning. Words like white supremacy, decolonization, injustice and racism are being lauded all over news programs, talk shows and social media. Black Lives Matter posts, statements of support, and call-to-action documents are even circulating through different artistic and educational institutions.

“These are big words that reveal a lot of ugly truths about the foundation of our country. And through the normalization of police brutality, the massive turnout for protests around the world and the reconciliation of many white people in positions of power coming to terms with the fact that they have been complicit in the continuation of racism against black people, CHILDREN have watched. CHILDREN have listened. And now, CHILDREN deserve time to process.”

Author: Jacob Hall


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