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Bonus: December Calls Us to Action!
Calls to Action for Kyriarchy-Smashing Families
Pick one: Quick Action
Thanks to our Quick-Action Coordinator, Shannon Brescher Shea, author of Growing Sustainable Together, for organizing these for us!
via Moms Rising
via Moms Clean Air Force
Via Sierra Club
Stay Curious, Stand Brave & Smash The Kyriarchy
You are amazing and maaagic. I appreciate the fact that you’re on this planet, raising awesome kiddos and leading this next generation of kind, clever and generous leaders.
Raising Luminaries Parent Activist Collectives are virtual, seasonally-oriented 6-week experiments where radically progressive parents reflect, assess, and take action to make a laser-beam impact all year round.
Unlike single-issue workshops and online groups, we work together in small, private, interdependent cohorts to process & reflect, take accountability, and create specialized plans of action for the change we want to see.
It’s fun. You will like it. Come join us.
Kids: Learn the third ‘D’ of Bystander Intervention: DELEGATE
“In our 5Ds for Kids animated videos for ages 3 to 10, they teach them how to respond constructively to bullying and racism. These videos are a great tool to help your children understand this problem and take action. Using catchy music and lyrics, the videos adapt Right To Be‘s 5Ds methodology (Distract, Delegate, Document, Delay, and Direct) to other concrete and empowering intervention strategies.”
via Right To Be, the AAJC & Woori Show. Click here for the full series.
Grownups: Register for Free 1-Hour Bystander Intervention Training via Right To Be
- Bystander Intervention to Stop Antisemitic Harassment, December 14, 2022, 7-8pm EST
Bystander Intervention to Stop Police Sponsored Violence and Anti-Black Racist Harassment, December 12, 2022, 1-2:15pm EST
Help Iranians in Iran
The Iranian government is killing the Iranian people – targeting women and children, specifically.
What Iranians are asking for the most is help spreading awareness on social media and pressuring major news outlets to cover the atrocities.
Have 15 seconds?
Text SIGN PZLFVW to 50409 or share this quick petition & script for calling Congress on Resistbot
Have 3 minutes?
Learn How To Be Their Voice
Have 5 minutes?
Share a public post on social media signal boosting an Iranian creator speaking out, using the hashtags #MahsaAmini | – #JinaAmini | #ZhinaAmini | #IranProtests |#Iran
Kids Kindness as Action: Support Under-Served Youth
Donate – Today’s act of kindness is a pretty standard one, but still valuable!
Find a local to you organization and make a donation. It can be $5 or $50, whatever you are able to give. Try to find either an organization that’s new to you, a cause you aren’t familiar with but strikes a cord, or an organization that specifically caters to serving kids in a way that’s meaningful to you.
Give thoughtfully and discuss with your kids where you’re donating and why.Ask kids if they want to donate, too!
Shared with permission in cahoots with Revolutionary Humans!
Looking for an organization to support?
Project Nia works to end the incarceration of children and young adults by promoting restorative and transformative justice practices.
Led by Black women & femmes, Project Nia maintains a list of educational resources, programs, and tool kits, such as this video for kids on what it really means to ‘Defund The Police.’
In 2021, I redirected over 12% of my patreon contributions to organizations like this.
Join me and donate $15 to Project Nia.
Grownups: Join When We Gather’s Stories That Save Us
“Stories shape our world in big and small ways and, in our hardest moments, can give us hope for the future. Whether you are a natural storyteller, writer, or artist, or not, I hope you’ll join us for this exciting and inspiring exploration of stories and the revolutionary humans who tell them.”
Register for Jan. 15, 2023 here.
Register for Feb. 4, 2023 here.
Psssst: I’ll be one of the guest hosts, focusing on my decades of work exploring single motherhood in the Invisible Obstacles Series along with how I processed childhood trauma, navigated seven years of infertility and pregnancy loss, and learned how to parent an Autistic kiddo as an Autistic parent through my work as a documentary photographer. – Ashia 😉
Quick & Easy 5-Second Actions
Thanks to our Action Sleuth, Shannon B. S. for these quick & easy calls to action saving us all time & mental bandwidth!
- Sign this petition to tell Congress that we must act before the end of 2022 to protect DACA recipients. Via Moms Rising.
- Submit a template thank-you letter to Congress for investing in electric school buses. Via Moms Clean Air Force.
- Amplify & share this awareness campaign to close the nature equity gap for targeted kids. Via Sierra Club & AddUp
Let’s support each other!
There’s been a lot of LIFE happening and I’ve been so burnt out and overwhelmed. The weekly Luminary Braintrust updates are nice reminders that even if I can’t move from my couch right now, I can still stay engaged and connected to other parents with the same goal of kinder, more fair world.
Cat L., Community Member
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This November, we explore how to release draining friendships that leave us too exhausted to show up for our families and activism.