Together, we can APPEAR
We are an association of parents in Geneva, Switzerland who collaborate with schools to develop and maintain safe spaces for all students through raising awareness about racism.
We recognise that all forms of discrimination matter; however our focus is specifically on racism to make meaningful change in that precise and often neglected area. We understand similarly, other groups exist at school who work on different anti-discrimination themes. This is why we are not calling ourselves an “Anti-discrimination group”, but rather an “Anti-racist group” for the sake of clarity and efficiency. We are also happy to collaborate with other anti-discrimination initiatives.
Recent Antiracist Resources
- How they see us.
Social psychologist Claude Steele explains the psychology of “stereotype threat.”
Hidden Brain Podcast. Feb 8, 2021
- “Anti-Racism” Is Becoming Troublingly Racist. You might think it’s helping, but it’s not. Steve QJ. Medium.com – Illumination. Feb 1, 2021
January 2021 & Dec 2020
- When Antiracism Becomes Trauma. Jessica Isom. Dec 29, 2020.
- Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice. by Jesse Hagopian & Denisha Jones. Haymarket Books. Dec, 2020
How You Can Help
Become a Volunteer
You can get involved today by becoming a member of APPEAR. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change in the lives of our children.
- How to be an Anti-Racist Language and Literature TeacherBy Estelle Baroung Hughes Teaching texts from culturally diverse backgrounds is the very first step for an anti-racist Language and Literature syllabus. Without cultural, ethnic and racial representation there is no antiracism. However, when studying books that represent cultures, peopleContinue reading “How to be an Anti-Racist Language and Literature Teacher”
- I Have a Colour!By E. Guimbang I have a Colour! I am speaking this like Martin Luther King spoke of his Dream. Why? Because recently, some of my white friends have taken to expressing their affection for me by telling me that theyContinue reading “I Have a Colour!”
- Finding Safe Spaces as a Third Culture Kidby Rafia de Gama I grew up as a third culture child across the world, from Europe to Asia to Africa. My parents, who came from different countries but similar ethnicities, consistently insisted we focus on what we share withContinue reading “Finding Safe Spaces as a Third Culture Kid”
- Are We Expecting Too Much? Applying a Growth Mindset to Anti-Racismby Sheona Kellman In this age of political correctness and perpetual “wokeness,” where the rules always seem to be changing, is it fair to expect administrators, teachers, students and parents to be fully culturally and racially aware? Especially in anContinue reading “Are We Expecting Too Much? Applying a Growth Mindset to Anti-Racism”
- The Elephant in The RoomBy Gillian Shackleton My mother has a vivid memory of me at 14 years old. I arrived home from school one day and announced to my parents that children have rights. I told them that they were wrong for havingContinue reading “The Elephant in The Room”
Here is your chance to be part of the change.