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CCL Launches Kids’ Club for Social Justice

The Youth Services Department of the Chatham Community Library has announced a new monthly event for elementary-school aged children to openly discuss social justice topics.

Social justice topics are frequently in the news, and children may have questions or concerns. The monthly forum also provides a space to brainstorm ideas about how to make the world a better place. “Kids’ Club for Social Justice” is a safe space for children in grades K-5 to talk about social justice topics. The first GoToMeeting event will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17. Then, and every third Thursday from there on, a Youth Services staff member will read a book with a social justice theme and invite children to connect with the topic and with each other. The topic for September’s meeting is racism, and the book the group will read together is “Chocolate Me,” written by Taye Diggs and illustrated by Shane W. Evans. At the end of the meeting, one child will win a copy of the book.

Future meeting topics include bullying, colonialism, sexism, homophobia and anti-Semitism. Parents, older siblings and caregivers are welcome at these meetings, which will be virtual until the library reopens, and will not be recorded or archived.

For additional information on this program or to receive virtual meeting instructions, please contact the Youth Services department at 919-545-8085 or via email at youth.services@chathamlibraries.org.

This program is free and open to the public.

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