June 13 Letter from Dr. Wade: Resources for Talking About Race

Photo of diverse students

Photo attribution: "How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism," Parent Toolkit (www.parenttoolkit.com)

NOTE: Superintendent Dr. Nicolas D. Wade sent the following letter to the District 401 community on June 13, 2020. To view a downloadable PDF copy of this letter, please click here. To translate the letter into a language of your choice, go to the top right corner of this page where the Google Translate button ("Select Language") is located, and choose from the menu of available languages. Links to related District 401 communications concerning equity, justice and anti-racism can be found on our Equity and Racial Justice page.

To: All Stakeholders of Elmwood Park CUSD 401
Re: Resources for Talking to Students About Race

An extension of my previous communication on addressing racism, injustice and equity, this letter has a number of resources for families to engage in conversations about these topics.



We will continue to share additional information in the coming days and weeks about how District 401 can and will be advocating for equity, anti-racism and pursuing racial justice that involves students, parents, educators and community members. As always, I am available by phone 708-583-5831, by email at waden@epcusd401.org and for any in-person meeting to actively listen on how best to do so.


Dr. Nicolas D. Wade
Superintendent of Schools

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