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Talking to Students About Coronavirus
This Wakelet of resources was created by Carolyn Foote, the lead librarian at Eanes Independent School District in Travis County, TX, and Westlake High School in Austin, Texas.
Mental and Behavioral Health
Addressing Stigma & Racism with COVID-19
Speaking Up Against Racism Around the New Coronavirus
The spread of the new coronavirus has become racialized, so it’s critical that educators understand the historical context and confront racist tropes and xenophobia from students and colleagues. February 14, 2020. Author: Coshandra Dillard, for Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Poster: Viruses Don't Discriminate
Text on poster: "Viruses don't discriminate and neither should we. Stigma will NOT fight coronavirus. Sharing accurate information will." Presented by Seattle & King County Public Health.
Poster: Coronavirus and Stigma
Text on poster: "Coronavirus doesn't recognize race, nationality, or ethnicity...Wearing a mask does not mean a person is ill...You can interrupt stigma. Start by sharing accurate information...Speak up if you see, hear or read misinformation or harassment...Show compassion and support for those most closely impacted." Presented by Seattle & King County Public Health.