A Lengthy Island instructor is preventing racial injustice — one web page at a time.
Tara Drouin, 47, wrote a heartfelt book and accompanying song about variety that she’s shared with elementary college college students round New York — a lesson she informed The Publish is now extra important than ever because the nation reels over the death of George Floyd.
“I’ve skilled a lot disappointment watching rioting and seeing what occurred to Mr. Floyd — this subject of racism in our nation must be stopped,” stated Drouin, of Bethpage.
“With youth, I really feel like that’s the place we’re going to make a change,” added the 47-year-old mother, whose 9-year-old daughter is combined race.
Drouin — who was furloughed in March from her job educating 3-and-Four year-olds at Colours and Youngsters Montessori college in Little Neck amid the coronavirus pandemic — was impressed to jot down the tune, “One Coronary heart” in 2016 after seeing the various faces in her lecture rooms, she stated.
She then turned the music right into a guide of the identical identify, which was printed in 2018 and options colourful pictures of youngsters of all races enjoying collectively outdoors.
“We might not all look the identical/ our pores and skin may be a special shade/ however inside everyone’s received one coronary heart!” the guide and music each the guide and music say.
The objective, she stated, is to unfold the message that “we’re all one race — the human race.”
Drouin, a musician who performs within the native band iRideSense, stated she was additionally impressed to unfold the message of “acceptance kindness and unity and love” due to her daughter, Kaya.
“Racism is taught. But when at a younger age you be taught our variations are what make us distinctive, that may assist,” she stated. “It’s a therapeutic potion — and a approach to carry individuals collectively.”