A podcast done with Ethical Schools where I speak about USvsHate and Schooltalk.
Episode description: “We speak with Mica Pollock about US vs Hate and Schooltalk. Student anti-racism messaging in any medium can catalyze youth activism. Comments embedded in teachers’ everyday communication can impact students’ lifetime trajectories.”
These lessons for K12 students can also be used in community colleges and with adults. I curated these for #USvsHate, so they are designed to counteract explicit bigotry while being an onramp to much deeper work on each “ism” in schools. I’m working right now to add youth-facing lessons based on Schooltalk and Everyday Antiracism, drawing attention to opportunity-oriented racism and inequality in schools:
These lessons help build inclusive relationships, start to challenge stereotypes, and explore overarching issues of empathy, bias, bullying, and ally behavior. Start here if the people in your group don’t know each other well.