Resources For Discussing Racial Justice

Dear Lakeview Pediatrics community,

Like you, we are overwhelmed with sadness and anger at the recent events of brutality against persons of color and the resultant violence in our city.   We are reaching out because we want to support you as you talk with your children about diversity, inequality, injustice, and change.
 
Structural racism is its own pandemic that we must battle. It starts with us. It starts at home.
To quote Mayor Lightfoot, it’s time to “turn our pain into purpose.”
 
Here are a few resources we have compiled that might help parents with this important work. There are many more, and there is much work to be done.  Please reach out to us if you have others you want to share, and we will update our website.  
 
Be the change you want to see,
 
The Physicians and Staff of Lakeview Pediatrics
 
American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement: The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health
 
https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/144/2/e20191765
 
Action Ideas for Parents
   
Books for Children
  CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall