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Pride Stands Against Prejudice

Pride Month is a celebration of the lives of LGBTQIA* people, but also an opportunity to learn about their struggles, empathize with their experiences, and help build a better world that includes, elevates, and protects LGBTQIA communities. The rainbow is a symbol long used to represent the Pride movement. And speaking of rainbows, they’re also good for your health – make these Crunchy Rainbow Wraps and then dive into some Learning Snacks!

LITTLE: Even the littlest kid can learn how to love themselves, every part. Big Bird sets an example in this joyous little song.

MIDDLE: When it was organized, no one knew how many people would show up to the first Gay Pride Parade in New York City; it was a risk. But they did show up.

BIGGER: The Stonewall Uprising is a well-known turning point in the fight for LGBTQIA rights. Marsha P. Johnson – a Black transgender woman – catalyzed the movement. Hear more about how Black trans people have continued to drive forward intersectional movements for equity.

THINKALONG: Something to Consider – While millions of Americans face food insecurity, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 30 to 40 percent of the food supply in America is wasted each year. Most of that food ends up in landfills, where it rots and contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. Farmers, grocery stores, and restaurants are increasingly under pressure to combat the problem, but so are consumers. Is food waste the result of bad business practices, or is it more about picky eaters? Should food-related businesses be responsible for reducing food waste? * This acronym stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, (questioning), intersex, asexual (or agender). NPR offers this guide to gender identity terms.

EDUCATORS: Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 3:00 pm, join a free, live training webinar with Thinkalong. Find out how easy it is to introduce media literacy concepts to your learners, whether in-class or remote learning. REGISTER HERE»

PBS Presents the Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching Series This four-part series investigates the ways in which racism, mental health, history, and education intersect, and discusses how media and media literacy can be used as tools to deepen our understanding, turn knowledge into action, and create immediate, positive change in the fight against anti-Black racism in education. REGISTER HERE»