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First Name Basis Podcast


Jan 16, 2020

If creating a society that is just and inclusive is our goal, we need to do more than post a quote and a photo on social media on Martin Luther King Day. In this episode we give you three concrete things you can do on Martin Luther King Day with your family that will truly honor his legacy. 

1-Give your children context about who we are celebrating and why 

Videos: 

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President

 

Books:

My Brother Martin by Christine King Farris*

 

My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Martin Luther King III*

 

As Good As Anybody by Richard Michelson*

 

March: Graphic Novel Series by John Lewis*

 

First Name Basis Episodes to Help Guide Your Conversations:

Talking to Young Kids About Race

 

Talking to Older Children About Race

 

Talking to Your Children About Slavery 

 

2-Attend An Event

AZ-East Valley Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Festival

 

AZ-Phoenix Martin Luther King March & Festival 

 

UT-Service Opportunity Through the University of Utah (Register Here)

 

UT-Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum MLK Event

 

ID-Martin Luther King Living Legacy Celebration

 

3-Support Black-Owned Businesses

Buy From BIPOC

 

Song Credit: “Away” by Geographer and “Beach Disco” by Dougie Wood 

 

*Amazon Affiliate Link