I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy. As all of you are aware, Minnesota and the country have been shaken by the murder of George Floyd. George Floyd’s murder and the killing of other African Americans throughout the U.S. has pushed us to make this country safer for all of its inhabitants. For us at Ajawah, we have watched your children grow and engage in difficult topics as they have come into their own identity and we believe that your campers have the emotional capacity to navigate the topic of race. This is why Ajawah will be offering optional discussions about race for all campers via zoom. These optional discussions will be separate from the virtual Ajawah Camp session. We will be splitting participating campers into three age groups and they will engage in race centered discussions specifically garnered for each age level. The goal of these discussions will be to let your children discuss and ask questions about race in our country without fear of being judged or criticized.
Here are the dates for the talks:
Unit 1 ages 6-9: Monday, June 29th at 5 p.m. Central Time
Unit 2 ages 10-12: Wednesday, July 1st at 5 p.m. Central Time
Unit 3 ages 13- 16: Thursday, July 2nd at 5 p.m. Central Time
Please email Sofia-Bella ‘Meeko’ Vitale-Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, June 28th, in order to sign your child up.