Gender Justice – Beyond the gender binary

Gender Justice – Beyond the gender binary

This blog post was written by Anna Mullany. She worked for 6 years at the Women’s Freedom Center, an organization working to end domestic and sexual violence in Windham County, Vermont. As the youth educator at the WFC she designed and facilitated workshops and classes with students of all ages around healthy relationships, gender, consent, […]

Gunplay: the view from here

Gunplay: the view from here

My house has been a war zone for over a month. Around 6am the blasting starts – I’m often still in bed and cover my head with a pillow. The blasting doesn’t cease until dark, when I fall into bed exhausted, with nerves shattered. When it first began I often found myself staring down the […]

What do we do now???!!!!

What do we do now???!!!!

I lay on my floor this morning trying to stabilize my breath, which has been constricted for days, almost claustrophobic. Breathing in, breathing out, breathing in, breathing out. I’ve never been an anxious person. But all this past week I’ve been on the verge of panic. Breathing in, breathing out, breathing in, breathing out. The […]

Power of Coming Together

Power of Coming Together

When families come together in a social justice community of practice they have an infinite power to alter the fabric of their families and communities. It was about a year ago that a friend of mine asked if I could provide social justice workshops for parents. My first reaction was – “Who, me?” And as […]

Standing Rock – Conversations and Actions with my Kids

Standing Rock – Conversations and Actions with my Kids

For some time now I’ve been trying to figure out how to go with my kids out to Standing Rock, ND to physically be there and support the protection of water, sacred lands, and treaties. Turns out instead of going we’re donating the money to Wabanaki youth who are raising funds to go out. For any […]

Chickadee Prayer

Chickadee Prayer

To wake up this morning and find out that Trump will be the next president of the United States was like waking up to a nightmare with no escape. I spent the morning alternating between bawling, checking my FB feed, bawling, meditating, checking my FB feed, getting the kids up and out the door with […]

Kids at Social Justice Rallies & Protests

Kids at Social Justice Rallies & Protests

“Mom, why are we going to the rally?” “Black people are being killed by police in a way that is not fair, not just. Many people in our town are going to the rally to say this must stop.” A quiet descends on the car. I know I’ll have more questions later, but for now […]

Fall 2016 Chats for Parents/Families

Fall 2016 Chats for Parents/Families

Sundays September 25th, October 30th, and December 4th from 10:30am-12:00pm at the Putney Public Library, Putney, VT Free and open to the public. Coffee/tea and bagels. RSVP for childcare for kids ages 3+. angela@act4socialjustice.com   Come join a conversation that is designed to connect us and grow us as parents and as people. The goal […]

Challenge #4: Economic Justice

Challenge #4: Economic Justice

It’s time for our fourth challenge in bringing social justice to our families and kids – Economic Justice.  The challenge is based on the social justice principle: Guarantee Equitable Distribution of Resources. In a just economy people will be compensated fairly for the work they do. In 2016 economic inequality is so extreme that economic […]

Why do we support “Black Lives Matter”?

Why do we support “Black Lives Matter”?

Last week the Black Lives Matter sign in front of our house disappeared. I mentioned it to my 4 and 7 year old kids without thinking. They immediately asked, “Why?” I froze. How should I respond? Luckily they were distracted by something and I got a chance to figure out what I want to say. […]