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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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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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January Calls Us To Action!

Youth-centered calls to action to ignite the next generation of kind & courageous leaders.

Published: Last Updated on

Co-Created by Shannon Brescher Shea & Ashia Ray

Good news!
WE DID IT!

We're cheering on...

STAY CURIOUS, STAND BRAVE & SMASH THE KYRIARCHY

You give us hope

This January, we get tenacious in supporting vulnerable elders, medicare, and people targeted by police brutality.

RESISTBOT TEMPLATES via WATERMELON

Tap 'YES' once a day to lift the siege on Gaza

Sarah Sayer creates new text letter templates with sources, explanations, and calls to end violence against the people of Palestine. Follow @Watermelon on Resistbot and get daily alerts when templates are ready to send.

Or text FOLLOW WATERMELON to the number 50409

PETITION via CIVIC SHOUT

Tell Advertisers: Stop Advertising on Twitter

Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter/X, has endorsed dangerous, antisemitic commentary multiple times. He often engages with antisemitic users and their violent content. Advertisers removing their support from Twitter/X would undercut their financial viability and ability to spread hate.

CAMPAIGNS via COALITION ON HUMAN NEEDS

Tell Congress: Block Backdoor Cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and SNAP

House Republicans are demanding the establishment of a bipartisan commission to tackle the nation’s debt—including looking at the Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and SNAP programs—while ignoring the importance of making the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share of taxes.

PETITION via BLACK LIVES MATTER GLOBAL

Demand Congress Make Medicare For All A Top 2024 Priority

Part of body acceptance and positivity is the ability to take care of your body and receive medical care. Medicare for All is an important step toward creating a more equitable and fair system -- so that no matter where you live, you will be guaranteed quality, affordable health care.

PETITION via MOMS RISING

Tell Congress: Pass The People's Response Act Now!

The People’s Response Act provides the resources and assistance to scale up efforts from state, local, and tribal governments implementing strategies to prevent violence, reduce harm, and prevent police violence. It would reframe how we think about and respond to crisis situations with an approach that meets the demands and needs of our communities.

PETITION via SIERRA CLUB

Tell Congress: Stop Attacking the Endangered Species Act

Congress passed the Endangered Species Act fifty years ago. Since it was enacted, 99 percent of the species under its protection have been saved from extinction. But now many endangered species and the ESA itself are again under attack from anti-regulation, anti-wildlife interests in Congress.

PETITION via SIERRA CLUB

Demand Biden Stop A Disastrous Gas Export Project

Despite affordable alternatives, natural gas used for heating in homes is a major greenhouse gas causing devastation on our rapidly heating climate. The Biden administration is considering approving the largest liquified natural gas facility ever for export, emitting an alarming 190 million tonnes of CO2e annually, equivalent to 42 million gas-powered cars or 51 coal-fired power plants each year.

PETITION via NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE

Stop Scapegoating Asians To Attack Higher Education

The DETERRENT scapegoats Asian Americans in an attempt to demonize inclusive policies in higher education. Claiming to “combat foreign influence on college campuses,” but what it really does is institutionalize xenophobia and discrimination, singling out the “Chinese Communist Party” as if China is trying to take over US higher education.

LETTER TEMPLATE via NATIONAL ARAB AMERICAN WOMENS ASSOCIATION

Dear Educators: Stop Misinformation Fueling Islamophobia

Concerned about the recent increase of racism and islamophobia against Muslim, Arab, and Palestinian students? Challenge inaccuracies and biases in school curricium that fuel hate and bigotry against students with connections to the Middle East.

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Suggest An Action

Recommend a youth-centered action organized by people with lived experience.

FREE VIRTUAL TRAINING via RIGHT TO BE

Bystander Intervention to Stop Islamophobic and Xenophobic Harassment

This one-hour, interactive training will teach you Right To Be’s 5Ds of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect that Muslims and those who are perceived to be Muslim are facing right now -- and how to take action while staying safe.”

January 8th, 4:30-5:45pm ET | Free
January 26th, 3:30-4:15pm ET | Free

FREE VIRTUAL TRAINING via RIGHT TO BE

Bystander Intervention to Stop Antisemitic Harassment

This 75-minute training will teach you Right To Be’s 5Ds of bystander intervention methodology, created in collaboration with T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. We’ll start by talking about the forms of antisemitism that the Jewish community faces right now — from microaggressions to violence — and how to interrupt it while staying safe.

January 11th, 4-5:15pm ET | Free
January 26th, 1-2:15pm ET | Free

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP via CREATE WRITE HERE

Craft & Chat!

Join us for some dedicated time to have a good conversation and make something fun! Suggested craft idea will be sent before the event but you can make whatever you want!

January 17th, 7pm ET | Free

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP via CREATE WRITE HERE

Stories That Save Us

Embrace personal storytelling as a path to radical progress. During this event we will chat about the ways we are changed by our favorite stories, celebrate the healing power of sharing, and write some new stories to tell.

January 21, 11am – 1:30pm ET | Sliding Scale

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Raising Luminaries is run by Ashia R., an Autistic, multiracial (Chinese/Irish) 2nd-generation settler raising two children alongside their partner on the homelands of the Wampanoag and Massachusett people.

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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

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

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

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

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