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Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

I create free tool kits to help overworked caregivers ignite the next generation of leaders.

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Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

I create free tool kits to help overworked caregivers ignite the next generation of leaders.

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Child-led toolkits explore social justice issues so kids can step into their power as activists for change.

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Hey friends!

This March we’re exploring accompliceship and healthy anger with our kids.

You know, the usual March routine. Women’s history, calling in Irish Americans for St. Paddy’s – and the traditional spring dance where we pack away the kids’ winter gear, dig it out for freak blizzards, repeat 3x, and then it’s August somehow.

No one expects you to dedicate every minute of March to ALL OF THESE. But maybe pick a topic below and run with it.

With you,

Ashia R.

Event Calendar

Don't try to do it all! Pick one event and build upon what you learned together next year.

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MAR

National Day of Unplugging

Helping kids navigate the attention exploitation of digital media and destigmatizing accessible tech.

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MAR

International Working Women's Day

Let’s talk about valuing care work and recognizing emotional labor!

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mar

The Month of Ramadan Starts

With more stellar books coming out every year, we no longer have to settle for dry nonfiction about the Month of Ramadan

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mar

National Panda Day

We love pandas. But we don't love the racist themes in panda kidlit - orientalism, racial coding, and anti-Asian stereotypes.

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mar

St. Paddy's & Irish American Heritage Month

Our annual St. Paddy’s call to stop equating indentured servitude with slavery, and other ways we can celebrate being Irish American without being hypocrites.

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Spring Equinox

Kidlit that focuses on hope, rebirth, and emergence from hardship.

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International Day of Forests

Let's talk about deforestation - and how to turn things around.

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Trans Day of Visibility

How does your culture understand gender? What other ways do we see gender around the world?

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Easter

A Christian observance that focuses on hope, rebirth, and emergence from hardship through the story of their main man J's resurrection and resistance against oppression.

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Dismantling speciesism and protecting animal habitats

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How to weaponize our privilege to support targeted people.

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Who has the right to get angry?

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A beginner's guide to understanding and dismantling systemic racism.

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RAISING LUMINARIES

Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

I create free tool kits to help overworked caregivers ignite the next generation of leaders.

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Step Into Your Power: Take Action

Whether it's time, money, or our voice - we all have something to contribute.

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End incarceration for women & girls

Led & founded by women separated from their children through incarceration, The National Council for Incarcerated Women and Girls is an abolitionist organization creating alternatives to prison in supporting thriving communities.

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Protect Reproductive Rights

Over 20 states have banned or restricted abortion since the fall of Roe v. Wade.

Tell Congress to pass the Womens Health Protection Act (H.R. 12/ S. 701), preventing states from forcing doctors to spread misinformation and protecting the right to abortion.

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I live with my family in a rural white community and realized that I needed to work harder to introduce diversity into my children's experience (ages 8 and 3).

I am interested in all areas of diversity and really want my kids to grow up with awareness and the courage to stand up for the rights of others.

I am in my own journey of self education and am working towards finding valued actions, steps that can help create change.

I am a quiet, introverted person so action has been an area that I conveniently set to the side, time and time again.

Becoming a patron is part of an action step. I wanted to support the work that you do to vet the books and information I give to my family. I also plan to work with my local school district to increase diversity in the schools and libraries.

Thank you again for your sweat and tears. You are amazing.

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I’m an Autistic, multiracial (Chinese/Irish) 2nd-generation settler raising two children alongside my partner on the homelands of the Wampanoag and Massachusett people. My goal with Raising Luminaries is to collaborate with families and educators in raising the next generation of kind & courageous leaders, so we can all smash the kyriarchy together.

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RAISING LUMINARIES

Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

I create free tool kits to help overworked caregivers ignite the next generation of leaders.

ABOUT | MISSION | FINANCIALS | ACCOUNTABILITY

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Raising Luminaries is anchored in the land of the Wampanoag & Massachusett People.
Support Wôpanâak early childhood education here.

©2024 Ashia Ray of Raising Luminaries™. All rights reserved.

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RAISING LUMINARIES

Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

I create free tool kits to help overworked caregivers ignite the next generation of leaders.

ABOUT | MISSION | FINANCIALS | ACCOUNTABILITY

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

STAY IN TOUCH

Get free monthly email notifications when I publish new Family Action Toolkits

FREE STUFF

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

SHOP

Posts may contain affiliate links and  sponsorships, which allow me to earn a commission at no extra cost to you.

AFFILIATE POLICY

PARTNERS IN CAHOOTS

TOPICS

CONTACT

RECIPROCATE

Collaborate with Raising Luminaries on an issue important to you.

You’re welcome to share & boost this toolkit, with attribution to Raising Luminaries.

Raising Luminaries is anchored in the land of the Wampanoag & Massachusett People.
Support Wôpanâak early childhood education here.

©2024 Ashia Ray of Raising Luminaries™. All rights reserved.

This page may use affiliate referral links. We may earn a small commission if you choose to make an order using these links. Learn how we use affiliate links to support our community.

Photographs via Unsplash & Illustrations via Storyset, used with permission.

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