Anti-Racism Children's Book Fund

My name is Dr. Gwen Seemann. I am a Pediatrics resident at the University of California Irvine-Children's Hospital of Orange County and Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach, CA. We as residents are deeply devoted to the children of our community, and are in the incredibly privileged position of working with these children throughout all stages of their lives. I feel personally invested in creating a better future through them. 

"To counter structural racism, racist socialization, and racial bias, experts recommend acknowledging and naming race and racism with children as early and as often as possible. Children’s books are one of the most effective and practical tools for initiating these critical conversations with children, and can also be used to model what it means to resist and disrupt oppression."

All donations made here will go to a dedicated fund for us to get children’s books to provide to our children and families at UCI, CHOC, and Miller Children's. 

"Beyond addressing issues of race and racism, these children’s books focus on taking action. They highlight resistance, resilience, and activism, and seek to empower youth to participate in the ongoing movement for racial justice. Children not only need to know what individual, systemic, and internalized racism looks like, they need to know what they can do about it."

Thank you for your support in helping make these books available to our families. 

Thank you to The Conscious Kid (quoted here) for your curated list of 41 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism, and Resistance.

Donations

 See top
  • Kim Lu 
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Joseph Donnelly 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Diane Craft 
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Arlene Turner 
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Jin Kyung Kim 
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
See all

Organizer

Gwen Seemann 
Organizer
Santa Ana, CA
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more