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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Challenge #3 – Racial Justice

Challenge #3 – Racial Justice

It’s time for our third challenge in bringing social justice to our families and kids!  The theme for the month is, “Treat every person with dignity and respect: Racial Justice.” Teaching our children (and ourselves!) to treat everyone with dignity and respect regardless of the color of their skin is an excellent place to start. […]

Challenge #1 – Food Justice

Challenge #1 – Food Justice

Ideas The theme for the month is, “Meet everyone’s basic needs in a dignified way: Food Justice.” Here are some ideas for reading with, talking to, and taking action with your youngsters. In the upcoming weeks we will be sharing our stories of what we have tried with our kids and how it has gone. […]