The Alphabet Rockers:
Making Music That Makes Change
Creating an atmosphere that celebrates and encourages individuals no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation, or political views is the vision we are all collectively striving to achieve. The Alphabet Rockers have taken the initiative to expand that vision and bring social and racial awareness to classrooms.
Today’s interview with band member, Kaitlin McGaw, unpacks the importance of implementing a diverse perspective at a young age and how to facilitate that as a parent and administrator. Misasha, Sara, and Kaitlin dive into what it really means to be representative of diversity and a multicultural narrative. Join them in this reflective episode to learn more about taking a stance to break cycles of oppression.
“How the principal treats the teachers is how the teachers treat the children.” - Kaitlin McGaw
Bringing an equity lens to race in schools and bringing awareness to students
The importance of exposure and having conversations with multiethnic individuals
What influenced and inspired Kaitlin to make music that celebrates social justice
Why it’s vital to talk to children about race from an early age
The power of administrative influence and how the atmosphere reflects on students
Allowing space for compassion despite political views
Empowering children to stand up for their emotions and what they believe in
Teaching children how to be change makers and encouraging empathy
Talking to wealthy, white communities about racism and creating a model for vulnerability
Why it’s necessary to have in person conversations about difficult topics
How to gauge when to combat micro-aggressions and when to let them go
The Alphabet Rockers podcast and behind the scenes of their upcoming album
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