We believe that Black Lives Matter.

We believe that every person, child, and family deserves to be treated equally, with dignity, respect and compassion.

We believe that racism, racial inequality, and racial injustice are pervasive and persistent problems faced by people of color every single day.

We care deeply about everyone, from refugees families throughout the world to every person of color in our own communities.

We are committed to working tirelessly in the fight against racism, to raise our voices to injustice, and to do everything that we can to make the world a kinder and more equitable place for all.

We are committed to raising the next generation of world changers.

We believe that what we do and say can make a difference.

We believe in the strength of our community, that is committed to standing in solidarity with vulnerable minority groups throughout the world.

We believe that change must start with us if we are to change the world.

We believe that Black Lives Matter.

It is our responsibility to take action, advocate for change, listen to black voices, and educate ourselves. Those actions and conversations can begin at home. As parents, it’s both our responsibility and our privilege to talk to our children about the big things that happen in the world. At Carry the Future, we believe that everyone can do something, so we share resources to help you start and continue that conversation. 

Still from Selma.

Realize that these conversations may make you uncomfortable. That’s okay. In talking with our children, we should also be learning about ourselves: what biases and prejudices do we possess? Why do we possess them? How can we learn from them? How can we change them? 

Having conversations with our children about race can be uncomfortable, but that’s okay. We still need to have these very important conversations.  

*By no means is this a perfect list. We are all learning and growing and showing up as best as we can. If you have a resource you’d like to share, we encourage you to leave it in the comments below.

*Featured image credit to Sesame Street