What tools for interrupting can we offer to students when they witness hurtful things being said?
Hi! I'm Danielle and I'm supporting the Peace First team. This is great that you're taking on such an important issue, and I love that you're looking very concretely at equipping students to identify and respond to racism. I recently took part in a bystander training that I found hugely helpful and empowering, so if you haven't already, you might want to think about bringing such a training to your school, maybe even training students to train others. Of course, that is geared at intervening in more intentional abuse situations, and I like that you guys are exploring the even deeper challenge of unintentional racism. Although directed at educators, you might find some helpful resources at <a href="http://www.tolerance.org/">Teaching Tolerance</a>. Also, a local organization in my community recently organized a racial reconciliation discussion group where a group of us watched parts of a documentary on the history of race called Race: The Power of an Illusion together as a conversation starter. That documentary may or may not be a helpful resource in your context, but maybe you could start a similar group at your school to read or watch something together, discuss, and then collectively brainstorm interruption strategies you think will work in your school.